This background paper examines the primary care safety net. It describes key primary care safety net providers, including federally qualified health centers, free clinics, local health departments, and safety net hospital outpatient departments and clinics, among others. The paper also explores the changing role of the primary care safety net in a post–health reform marketplace.
Taylor, Jessamyn, "The Primary Care Safety Net: Strained, Transitioning, Critical" (2010). National Health Policy Forum. Paper 242.