MedWorks volunteer doctors treat hundreds of patients for free Saturday, more set for Sunday

The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The national health-care crisis had hundreds of faces Saturday and one destination: a modest high-rise in University Circle where hundreds of medical and lay volunteers provided free care to nearly a thousand Ohioans who lacked health insurance.

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"You should have had Obama here today. This is what he should see," said Dr. Donald Hricik, a University Hospitals specialist in nephrology and hypertension.

What the president would have seen Saturday was a mass of people in need who began showing up at 5 a.m. at the W.O. Walker Center, a complex jointly operated by the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.

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