The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics has been closely monitoring the House and Senate actions as they discuss their Tax Cuts and Jobs Act package. The NAFC was very concerned with the direction both of the tax bills were taking prior to the Senate adding the repeal of Individual Mandate to their bill. This, in addition to the existing provisions of the bill, will have massive negative impacts on our member organizations.
The San Francisco Free Clinic (SFFC) is a non-profit founded in 1993 by two family physicians. The clinic’s formal mission is two-fold: to provide free medical care for people with no health insurance, and to help train future generations of primary care providers. The clinic places equal focus on these two missions.
Over the last month, our country has endured riots, wildfires, floods and now two record breaking hurricanes. Providing health care in disaster impacted areas is critical, and yet unfortunately this is often difficult, not to mention heart breaking.
Located in Anderson, South Carolina, the Anderson Free Clinic strives to fulfill their mission to serve the health needs of the underserved citizens of Anderson County through community engagement and partnerships with those who care.
The impact of Hurricane Harvey is devastating. The stories seen on the news and the first-hand accounts that we at the NAFC are hearing from our clinics, patients, staff, volunteers and friends is just heartbreaking.
The NAFC is thrilled to be partnering with Direct Relief in a Continuity in Care Grant program, making one-year grants available to Free and Charitable Clinics, Charitable Pharmacies and State Associations that are members in good standing of the NAFC.
Stephanie Garris is a member of the NAFC Board and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Grace Medical Home in Orlando, FL.
Health care legislation has been on a roller coaster ride in Washington, DC. These past few weeks, we have seen various pieces of legislation being introduced, news that the ACA repeal wasn’t going to happen, followed quickly by news that there may be a vote on ACA repeal after all. Then today, the Senate convened and voted to proceed with discussions and a vote on health care repeal and replace legislation.
NAFC Member the Free Clinic of Meridian in Meridian Mississippi was named Citizen of the Year by the Meridian Civitan
Today, the Senate released their Health Care Reform Discussion Draft Legislation titled, “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017’’. The NAFC staff has read the Senate legislation and with respect to the NAFC’s mission to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable health care and our public policy priorities, we see some distinct areas of concern.