By Sam MonsonThe Washington PostFusion Web Clinic has been growing rapidly since its launch last year.
Its website says it “provides quality and affordable healthcare to patients in underserved communities.”
In addition to its “career-focused” approach to its website, it says it offers “a holistic approach to healthcare,” and it offers a “community-focused program that brings together medical, mental health, social, vocational and cultural factors” to help people get the most out of their lives.
The clinic is headquartered in Washington, D.C., but it also has locations in other states, including Austin, Texas, and Atlanta.
Its mission statement says it aims to “provide high quality healthcare to underserved populations.”
According to Fusion Web Clinic’s website, the clinic “provises quality and affordability healthcare to a diverse patient base and offers an array of services and education to support and connect individuals with appropriate healthcare resources.”
It says it has a goal of “providing a comprehensive service that serves as a bridge between health care professionals and the underserved.”
Fusion says it is also “building partnerships with community leaders to provide quality healthcare for underserved individuals and families in underserviced communities.”
The website says its clinics “provocateurs” work to help “empower individuals and empower communities,” while its “community partnerships” “support the advancement of healthcare solutions and goals for the underserving.”
It lists several “community stakeholders” as clients, including “health care professionals, communities, government, faith-based organizations, youth, women, racial, gender, religious, sexual, age and disability communities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and students.”
The Fusion Web clinic says its “practitioners” work with the people “who need the most access to quality, affordable healthcare.”
“Our vision is to provide affordable healthcare for all people in the United States,” the website says.
FusionWeb Clinic, which was founded by Dr. Andrew Weaver, a medical doctor, is one of several fusion clinics that are gaining national attention for their efforts to “do something about” access to affordable healthcare.
Dr. Weaver, who is the chief medical officer of a biotech company called BioMarin, was in the news earlier this year after a reporter asked him about the need for more affordable, universal health care.
Dr. Weaver said it was “not that we need more money,” but that “there needs to be more competition” between private health care providers and public health care, according to FusionWeb Clinic’s mission statement.
“We want to get out there and work to do something about it,” he said.
The Fusion clinic says it works with “a diverse patient population, community partners and state, federal and local governments” and “providers across the country.”
“We are not a health insurance company,” Dr. Webb said.
“We are a health care provider.”
FuseWeb Clinic is a nonprofit that claims to offer “a comprehensive healthcare program that connects medical professionals and communities to underserves.”
It states on its website that its clinics serve people “from all walks of life” and says they provide a “lifelong learning experience.”
“The clinic has partnered with leaders and professionals in health care and health technology to provide a wide range of health care services to underservised populations, including low-income individuals, people with disabilities and people with pre-existing conditions,” it says.
“Our focus is on ensuring access to healthcare for our patients.
We do not work to make our clients money, but to provide the best healthcare available for their needs.”
Dr. Webb says he sees his clinics as part of a national “health insurance revolution.”
“When you have universal health insurance, you can have a lot of choice, you have more choice, and you have a greater ability to go and find what you need,” he told CNN.
“There is a lot that’s happening in the health insurance market right now, which is really driving this whole transformation in health insurance.”
Federally, President Donald Trump has been touting a plan to expand the number of Americans who can buy private health insurance.
His plan, known as “Medicare for All,” includes expanded Medicaid eligibility and cost-sharing for high-cost, middle-income Americans.
“As a physician, I would like to see this country have a single-payer healthcare system that is as inexpensive and as accessible as possible for all Americans,” Dr Webb said in an interview with the National Journal.
“The cost is going to be as low as possible.
We can have access to everything, we just need the right level of funding.”
Dr Webb says FusionWeb is working to build a network of “fusion clinics” that will help “connect medical professionals, health care leaders and community leaders.”
He says he hopes the new clinics will help make sure “healthcare access is available to all.”