[Kansas City, Missouri; December 9. Image via AP]

Stephanie Cole, left, has her blood pressure checked by volunteer Suzanne Henley at a free clinic at Bartle Hall Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. Cole, who said she has been without insurance after cancer made her so sick she had to leave her assembly job at Ford Motor Co., was one of about 1,000 people who showed up to for the free clinic sponsored by the nonprofit National Association of Free Clinics. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)