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On Tuesday, March 4, Arlene Jacovelli, 24/7 TLC President/CEO visited Delegate Margaret Ransone’s Capitol office to discuss the Community Care Clinic recently established in King George.
The meeting was part of Delegate Ransone’s on-going efforts to encourage and foster fresh results oriented solutions to the issues affecting the daily lives of her constituents in the 99th District.
Jacovelli reported on the establishment of a state of the art blood work lab by AtheroTech which will service all in the community. She also described the Senior Navigator on-site to assist patients in qualifying for health insurance plans on the health-care exchanges along with outreaches being done at various community events.
The highlight was discussion about the coming debut of a new affordable and accessible self-insurance program, a “blue collar” type of medical services program designed to serve the estimated 195,000 Virginians caught in the so called “gap” created by the Affordable Care Act.
Approximately 4,642 of these uninsured individuals reside within Community Care Clinic service area which coincides with Ransone’s district.
“I commend Mrs. Jacovelli, and Medical Director Dr. Roosevelt Dean for continuing the needed healthcare services to our families. As we continue to face many challenges with the Affordable Care Act, it is important that as neighbors we find healthcare solutions that work. Many families are facing increasing healthcare costs, higher deductibles, or losing their insurance or doctors.”
The Community Care Clinic is accepting patients and offers a “Health Care Safety Net.” Directors of the center are also working with the uninsured to find a plan that best suits them. I encourage folks to work with the center and help those families in need while we continue to stress the importance of preventive health, competitive insurance plans along with quality healthcare.
“Many thanks to all participants/volunteers at the center, the community is fortunate to have you offering real solutions.” stated Delegate Ransone.