Title

Health reform and the safety net: Big opportunities; major risks.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Journal

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics

Volume

Volume 32, Issue 3

Inclusive Pages

426-432

Keywords

Health Care Reform; Medical Assistance--organization & administration; Underserved Populations; Chronic Diseases and Conditions; Equity; Health Reform; GG/RCHN

Abstract

Millions of Americans depend on a health care safety net. Universal coverage is seen by many as a possible replacement for these providers. But some attempts at health reform could actually weaken the safety net without greatly reducing the need for its services. The devil will truly be in the details.

Peer Reviewed

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