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.
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.
On May 23, 2017, President Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget
Yesterday I sat with tears in my eyes as I watched the House of Representatives pass the American Health Care Act, le
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.
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and our members continue to place people over politics
As Congress and the Administration develop plans for the future of health care in this country, it is imperative that