Access to Health Care; Safety Net; Uninsured
This report presents the findings from the Urgent Matters safety net assessments and identifies common characteristics, opportunities and challenges for communities that wish to better serve the health care needs of uninsured and underserved individuals. It also illustrates differences across many of the communities, especially in terms of the structure and financing of their safety nets. It is a companion report to the individual safety net assessments and provides an overarching perspective of problems that affect safety nets across the country.
Regenstein, M., Nolan, L., Wilson, M., Mead, H., & Siegel, B. (2004). Walking a tightrope: The state of the safety net in ten U.S. communities. Washington, D.C.: Urgent Matters, Safety Net Assessment Team, The George Washington University Medical Center, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy.