ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) - Mary Yates has high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a nagging, sore hip. And no health insurance.
"You know, I am the person that has fallen through the cracks here after working all these years," is how she puts it. "I thought I was saving towards retirement. I have used that."
She sold most of her jewelry, too, after losing her job as a legal secretary, and then her home two years ago. She moved from Memphis, Tennessee, to the Orlando area because she has a daughter who lives here and believed it would be easier to find work.
"Not realizing what was happening with the economy," Yates says. "And a year later, here I am without a job."
Without a job and now among the more than 40 million Americans who lack health insurance.
We met Yates at the "After Hours Clinic" - a free clinic for the uninsured that borrows space from the employees' clinic at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Dr. Jenni Keehbauch is the medical director at the clinic, which is open three days a week. She says Yates' story is all too common these days.
"We have a finite number of visits that we can see in an evening," Keehbauch told us in an interview as the clinic prepared for its evening rush this week. "What we've found is that we're turning more patients away, unfortunately.
"We're seeing patients that saw us in the early 2000s, left us, got insurance, and then now they are coming back saying, 'Hey we're glad you are here - I just got laid off.' We're seeing a lot of that recently."