May 30, 2019

NAFC Announces Board of Directors Call for Nominations

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Board of Directors Nominations. The NAFC’s 13-member Board seeks candidates committed to its mission of caring for America’s medically underserved and the organizations who serve them. “Our nation’s free and charitable clinics are a vital component of our healthcare […]

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April 22, 2019

Cancer Is Especially Dangerous for Immigrants in Texas. Here’s Why

Carlos Rivera had been losing weight and living with fierce abdominal pain before being diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. He initially faced problems getting treatment because of a lack of options for Rio Grande Valley residents who were uninsured or couldn’t afford to pay on their own. Charlotte Huff/Kaiser Health News BY CHARLOTTE HUFF / KAISER HEALTH […]

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February 28, 2019

Uninsured Americans were ignored when Congress grilled pharma execs

Seven top pharma executives testified before Congress on Tuesday about the rising cost of medications in what some had predicted to be a watershed moment for the pharmaceutical industry. They were grilled about their pricing process, profit margins, and even their own salaries as lawmakers expressed outrage about high drug prices, including those for the lifesaving, necessary […]

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February 15, 2019

Free clinics: The little-known safety net of US healthcare

West Virginia’s largest free clinic sits on a quiet street in Charleston, the small capital city of a state often called America’s unhealthiest. Since 1982, West Virginia Health Right has offered under- and un-insured patients access to healthcare at little to no cost. “I think free and charitable clinics are the most overlooked jewel of the […]

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February 1, 2019

Poll: Majorities Favor a Range of Options to Expand Public Coverage, Including Medicare-for-All

At a time when debate is beginning about a national Medicare-for-all plan and other approaches to expanding coverage through public programs, this month’s KFF Health Tracking poll examines Americans’ early opinion on a range of options under consideration… Source:  Kaiser Family Foundation Article Link:

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January 15, 2019

Direct Relief, BD and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Announce Winners of the Continuity in Care Grant Program

Direct Relief, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) selected 25 clinics from applicants across the country to take part in the Continuity in Care Grant Program. The program provides funding for programs which will allow NAFC member organizations to continue or expand their ability to provide […]

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December 6, 2018

West Virginia Health Right Inc.’s Angela Settle Awarded the Third Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity Presented by the NAFC

The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has presented the Third Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity to Angela Settle, Family Nurse Practitioner and Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia Health Right, Inc. “Free and Charitable Clinics, their staff and their volunteers have been providing access to care and […]

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