The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas was being transformed Thursday into a free medical clinic that will see more than 1,000 patients on Saturday.
"We're turning the convention center into the world's largest doctor's office," said Nicole Lamoureaux, organizer with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. "We know we can see another thousand patients if we had 30 more providers."
Dallas County has among the highest rates in the country of people without health insurance.
"They, in spite of best efforts, truly want to pay for care and believe that is their own family value, but they can't afford it," explained Larry Robins, who has a clinic in Dallas and is chairman of the board of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics...