June 24, 2019

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic sees success through free psychiatric treatment

A tall, gray-haired, sorta-retired country doc with a pony tail. That’s how Dr. Otis L. Baughman, the former dean and director of medical education at Spartanburg Medical Center, describes himself. “That’s about as (nonthreatening) as you can get,” he said. His approachable nature is just part of what allowed St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic’s relatively […]

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June 3, 2019

Churches Wipe Out Millions In Medical Debt For Others

The leaders of Pathway Church on the outskirts of Wichita, Kan., had no clue that the $22,000 they already had on hand for Easter would have such impact. The nondenominational suburban congregation of about 3,800 had set out only to help people nearby pay off some medical debt, recalled Larry Wren, Pathway’s executive pastor. After […]

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May 31, 2019

NAFC Distributes Donation of BOMBAS Socks to Free Clinics

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has distributed a donation of 3,000 BOMBAS socks. NAFC distributed the socks to 11 clinics in 10 states who demonstrated the greatest need. Among those clinics receiving socks is the Hawaii HOME Project. “Our clinic services the homeless population in Hawaii, and socks are a very […]

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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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