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Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 May-Jun;25(3):w173-82. Epub 2006 Apr 11.

Community approaches to providing care for the uninsured.

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Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC, USA. etaylor@mathematica-mpr.com

Abstract

Faced with rising uninsurance rates and little response at the state or federal levels in recent years, communities have developed various strategies to provide care for uninsured people. This paper profiles local strategies in the Community Tracking Study sites, focusing on efforts that go beyond traditional safety-net access. Our findings suggest that more-recent community efforts--which tend to be privately sponsored--are relatively modest in scope compared with more-mature programs that enjoy public financing. Although local strategies can fill some holes, communities often do not have the resources necessary to fully address the problems of the uninsured on their own.

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16608863
DOI:
10.1377/hlthaff.25.w173
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