Virginia is one of 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. So community clinics here are expanding their mission and changing their image as they strive to fill the gap.
There’s a misperception that what used to be called Free Health Clinics still serve only adults who can’t afford to pay… that people fortunate enough to have health insurance, should never patronize. But in fact, the opposite is true.
“Now we see everyone. We see children, adults, the uninsured, homeless and the insured individual.”