What it Means to be Uninsured

Arlingtonians without health insurance are more likely to go untreated, miss work, or end up in the emergency room where care is most expensive and health problems are treated but not resolved. Because they cannot afford the care they need, many patients come to AFC with multiple, long-untreated chronic illnesses.

Our patients are people you see every day in our community — cashiers, dish washers, security guards and housekeepers.  Although most of our patients work, their jobs do not include access to health insurance.