Free clinic exposes real health care needs in New Orleans | New Orleans Metro Real Time News - - NOLA.com More than 100 doctors and 400 volunteers from around the U.S. were on hand to staff two halls of the convention center that had been converted into 52 examination areas sectioned off by blue curtains. By the end of the day, more than 1,000 people had been examined. Doctors said they discovered many cases of cancer, diabetes and hypertension, and four people were so ill they were sent immediately to hospitals. Huge turnout for free clinic - New Orleans News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - FOX 8 Live WVUE-TV Channel 8 Doctors uncovered chronic illnesses. They say one woman was diagnosed with an advanced stage breast cancer and 90% of the people seen have more than one diagnosis; diabetes and high blood pressure were the most common. ---------- The comments below the article was telling. Especially this one: 22% of Louisiana residents are uninsured and Senator Mary cannot bring herself to vote for health care reform????? ---------- Republicans already have the answer, "Die quickly".