The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is honored and grateful to have its 15th Anniversary recognized by Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Shelley Moore Capito from West Virginia in conjunction with its 2016 Charitable Health Care Symposium.
On Friday, September 8, 2016, Senator Capito made a statement to the Senate congratulating the NAFC on its 15th Anniversary and recognizing “the outstanding work of our Nation’s 1,200 free and charitable clinics in providing vital medical services to low-income, uninsured residents,” including the eight clinics in her home State of West Virginia. Senator Capito concluded the statement saying “I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in Congress to better address the needs of the medically underserved and to increase awareness and understanding of the important work that free and charitable clinics do every day.”
In addition to the congressional statement, Senator Capito sent a letter to the NAFC wishing the organization, its Board and membership a happy 15th Anniversary and stating that “working together, you are making our country a stronger and healthier place.”
The NAFC was also honored to receive a letter from Speaker Paul Ryan expressing thanks for the quality health care our clinics and our dedicated health care professionals provide to communities across the country. He states that “the clinics that you support are crucial to helping Americans access essential medical services.”
We are thankful for the recognition from Senator Capito and Speaker Ryan and we look forward to continuing to work with them and all members of Congress to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care.
To read the full versions of the letters, please click on the links below.