The HealthService community clinic in Greensboro, N.C., can literally see the effects of the recession by posting charts that show the increase in the number of days patients must wait to see a physician, due to increased demand from a rising number of uninsured patients. Six months ago the clinic had same-day service, but the wait grew to 25 days in December. In January the clinic temporarily stopped accepting new patients and 380 people signed up on a waiting list.

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