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Northern Virginia Non-Profits Celebrate Expanded Access To Affordable Health Care - Source Alexandria news

Posted on Nov 22,2017
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Grant recipients with Justin Fairfax (c) and CareFirst's Maria Harris Tildon (r) (Photo: Katie Smythe)

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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Six local non-profits joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield on Nov. 13, to celebrate ongoing collaborations that have led to expanded access to health care services in Northern Virginia. Through the implementation or expansion of recent programs, these organizations have collectively increased available services to more than 2,400 under- or uninsured patients.

“I want to thank CareFirst for inviting me to be here today and for providing the support to these non-profit organizations,” said Virginia Democratic Lieutenant Governor-elect Justin Fairfax. “Without their work many uninsured Virginians would go without healthcare.

“Each day, the Commonwealth leaves $6 million of possible federal funding on the table because of the General Assembly’s unwillingness to expand Medicaid. Dr. Northam and I hope to change this and, with Medicaid expansion, provide health care to an additional 400,000 Virginians,” Fairfax said.

The six organizations – Arlington Free Clinic, A-SPAN, Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation, Neighborhood Health, Northern Virginia Family Service and NOVA Scripts – provide services covering a range of health care needs including primary, pediatric, dental and behavioral services. CareFirst, the region’s largest not-for-profit health insurer, has provided funding to these agencies in the past and on Monday presented the organizations with checks totaling $275,000.

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