More than 4,300 people received free medical, dental and vision care during four days in October at the Seattle/King County Clinic. They waited in line for long hours, even overnight, for the range of services offered at this volunteer-run health care event held in KeyArena at Seattle Center.
A group of local cartoonists collected stories from patients to illustrate the need in the community and the circumstances driving people to a free clinic. The project is supported by Public Health — Seattle & King County, Seattle Center and the Seattle Center Foundation to promote public discussion about health disparities and the challenges people face in accessing health care every day.
These are a few of the stories cartoonists illustrated. To see more cartoons, visit their website.
Health Care in America by E.T. Russian
Gabriel by Tatiana Gill
Fatma and Family by Amy Camber
Elizabeth by Amy Camber
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