Free Clinics Overwhelmed by Need

July 14, 2011  |  

(Daily Finance) — Free clinics and the uninsured are paying a heavy price for the nation’s teetering recovery: More than half of free clinics are now turning away eligible patients — many for the first time — according to an AmeriCares report published Wednesday.  Shrinking staff, expensive lab tests and drugs, and declining financial support are proving to be a prescription for disaster for the nation’s uninsured, the study found through interviews of staff at 300 clinics.

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