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Emergent Care; Hospitals; Community Health Centers; Disparities


This report examines key issues that shape the health care network available to uninsured and underserved residents in Boston. It provides background on the Boston health care safety net and describes key characteristics of the populations served by the safety net. It then outlines the structure of the safety net and funding mechanisms that support health care safety net services. The report also includes an analysis of key challenges facing providers of primary and specialty care services and specific barriers that some populations face in trying to access them.


Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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