Health Care Issues
The NAFC is dedicated to educating the public, the press, Congress, Federal and state agencies, pharmaceutical companies and other corporations about Free and Charitable Clinics and the important service they provide to America’s un- and under-insured.
The NAFC monitors proposed rules and regulations, legislation and other important issues to keep a finger on the pulse of the issues that may be important to Free and Charitable Clinics and their patients.
Please find some issues that are of interest to Free and Charitable Clinics:
- 2015 NAFC Public Policy Priorities
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics believes that when discussing health care access and reform it is necessary for Congress to take into account the following overarching points. Without addressing these points in their entirety, it is the position of the NAFC that more work will need to be done on any health care reform efforts.
- Access to Affordable Health Care should be a right and not a privilege.
- In the interest of public health, all individuals should have access to affordable quality health care.
- Affordability, accessibility and portability of health care are issues that remain critical to the uninsured in this country.
- Free and Charitable Clinic Health Care Reform Talking Points - This document points out how are clinics and patients fit in with and are affected by the ACA.
- Comparison of Free Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers
This detailed chart shows the comparison of Free and Charitable Clinics and federally funded clinics, information that is often confused and unknown. READ MORE
Health Care Reform
- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
The full text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. READ MORE
- Timeline of the Affordable Care Act
Understanding the Affordable Care Act: What is changing and when. READ MORE
- Summary of Health Care Reform Law
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law. The following summery of the new law, and changes made to the law by subsequent legislation, focuses on provisions to expand coverage, control health care costs, and improve health care delivery system. READ MORE