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16 December 2014

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there have been various media stories stating that there is a rash of Free & Charitable Clinic closures across the United States because the majority of individuals are receiving care under the ACA. There have been stories that the Affordable Care Act is putting clinics “out of business” and that safety-net clinics are no longer needed.

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13 November 2014

There is a day for giving thanks, a couple days for getting those good shopping deals, but what about a day to give back?

Right after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes a very important day – Giving Tuesday!!  Giving Tuesday is a national movement that focuses on giving back to those in need.  You are encouraged to support a charity or non-profit (such as the NAFC) by donating, or by volunteering your time and talents in your community, for example at your local Free or Charitable Clinic.

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18 October 2014
Internationally and nationally, the transition and infection of the Ebola virus has become a hot topic on the news. In an effort to help educate the public and our membership, we have identified the following educational and informational links from the CDC about the symptoms, transmission, prevention and treatment of Ebola.
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17 July 2014

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics will be holding its next C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinic in Madison, WI on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center.

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15 April 2014

Though one clinic may have closed, many clinics are expanding hours and health care services to serve a steady patient demand, even in the face of ACA implementation.

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9 April 2014

This week is National Volunteer Week, and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) would like to take a moment to thank all of our incredible volunteers for their efforts to give back with their time and talents.

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18 December 2013

On behalf of the NAFC Board of Directors, our members and our staff I would like to wish you a Happy Holiday. It is our hope that your Holiday season is full of laughter, love and hope. 

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3 December 2013

There is a day for giving thanks, a couple days for getting those good shopping deals, but what about a day to give back?

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30 September 2013

On October 1, 2013 individuals who are uninsured will have the opportunity to review, enroll and purchase health insurance through health insurance exchanges in states across the country. While there has been much speculation about costs prior to this date, individuals and their families can review true costs starting Tuesday by visiting www.healthcare.gov

Also, on this website there is information on where people can get local and in-person help to make this process easier.

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9 September 2013

The NAFC is excited to share a great article from the front page of today's Washington Post.  This important piece highlights the plight and future of our patients, clinics and volunteers as the Affordable Care Act continues implementation.  The NAFC thanks the Washington Post for continuing to tell the story of the NAFC, of our member clinics such as the one highlighted in this article - the Arlington Free Clinic, and of our patients who continue to battle with the need for access to medical care.

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