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23 April 2015

By the time you read this article, I will be on my way to Kansas City, MO or heading back home to Louisiana after volunteering at a massive free medical clinic. This is not my first time working with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) as a volunteer and definitely won't be my last for several reasons. Firstly, I enjoy volunteering and assisting the hundreds of medical and non-medical staff who simply come out to help those who can't access quality affordable health care.

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20 March 2015

It is with heavy hearts this week that we in the Free & Charitable Clinic community mourn the loss of two great friends and health care champions, Jane Jones and Regina Reece.

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18 March 2015

Recently, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a case that could potentially have lasting impacts on the Affordable Care Act and, more specifically, on those who have received health insurance through a federally facilitated marketplace.  The Supreme Court is expected to hand down it’s ruling on the King v Burwell case this summer.  While the country waits to hear the decision, Free & Charitable Clinics are preparing for possible impacts.

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16 December 2014

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there have been various media stories stating that there is a rash of Free & Charitable Clinic closures across the United States because the majority of individuals are receiving care under the ACA. There have been stories that the Affordable Care Act is putting clinics “out of business” and that safety-net clinics are no longer needed.

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13 November 2014

There is a day for giving thanks, a couple days for getting those good shopping deals, but what about a day to give back?

Right after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes a very important day – Giving Tuesday!!  Giving Tuesday is a national movement that focuses on giving back to those in need.  You are encouraged to support a charity or non-profit (such as the NAFC) by donating, or by volunteering your time and talents in your community, for example at your local Free or Charitable Clinic.

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18 October 2014
Internationally and nationally, the transition and infection of the Ebola virus has become a hot topic on the news. In an effort to help educate the public and our membership, we have identified the following educational and informational links from the CDC about the symptoms, transmission, prevention and treatment of Ebola.
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17 July 2014

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics will be holding its next C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinic in Madison, WI on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center.

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15 April 2014

Though one clinic may have closed, many clinics are expanding hours and health care services to serve a steady patient demand, even in the face of ACA implementation.

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9 April 2014

This week is National Volunteer Week, and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) would like to take a moment to thank all of our incredible volunteers for their efforts to give back with their time and talents.

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18 December 2013

On behalf of the NAFC Board of Directors, our members and our staff I would like to wish you a Happy Holiday. It is our hope that your Holiday season is full of laughter, love and hope. 

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