The Affordable Care Act

In 2015, about 150 of AFC’s 1,600 patients were transitioned out of our care and into health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. This allowed us to take in extra brand new patients who, like 11,000 other low-income Arlingtonians, continued to lack access to health care.

While 150 lucky former AFC patients were able to purchase their own insurance through the ACA, most AFC patients work at low-wage jobs and fall into the “Coverage Gap” (they don’t earn enough to be able to purchase their own insurance, and they don’t qualify for Medicaid either). So even with the Affordable Care Act, there’s still a need for Arlington Free Clinic.