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About half our medical visits are with patients who are only temporarily without insurance. To begin with, there are those who are temporarily without insurance – the difference between the 20% and 5% cited above. They may have recently lost a job or missed a premium payment and been dropped from the system. We address the patients’ health care issues and work with them to get reinstated. This can take as much as three to six months, or even more, once they can afford it. These patients may account for as many as half of our medical visits at any given time. The balance of our medical patients are among the 5% who have no coverage at all; we are their medical home.