NAFC Blog

August 31, 2017

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.
 

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August 09, 2017

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.

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August 01, 2017

Stephanie Garris is a member of the NAFC Board and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Grace Medical Home in Orlando, FL. 

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July 25, 2017

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.

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July 21, 2017

NAFC Member the Free Clinic of Meridian in Meridian Mississippi was named Citizen of the Year by the Meridian Civitan

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June 22, 2017

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.

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June 02, 2017

NAFC Member Malta House of Care has been doing great work providing important resources to their uninsured patients in Hartford, Connecticut.  Earlier this year they announced the launch of a Health Coach Program through a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation. 

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May 24, 2017

On May 23, 2017, President Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget

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May 05, 2017

Yesterday I sat with tears in my eyes as I watched the House of Representatives pass the American Health Care Act, le

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March 16, 2017

Last night NAFC Board Member and Executive Director of the Americares Free Clinics in Connecticut Karen Gottlieb attended the CNN Town Hall with HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price.  There Karen was able to speak about her work with the uninsured for over 20 years and asked the Secretary how he plans to help our patients who often go on and off insurance due to unsteady employment and who, according to the plan, would face being charged 30% more due to a lapse in health insurance coverage.  She mentioned how many of our patients can’t afford premiums due to circumstances beyond their control and often have to make tough choices.

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