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Any mechanism of health care provision for uninsured patients by direct, i.e., mandated, federal/state funding or indirect/tacit write-off mechanisms

safety net

Health access Any mechanism of health care provision for uninsured Pts by direct–ie, mandated–federal/state funding or indirect/tacit–write-offs vehicles

safety net

A colloquial term for social or financial support to prevent poor outcomes for indigent people, families, or communities. In health care, the concept includes providing subsidized care for the uninsured, for the very young or the very old, for those with contagious diseases or those who cannot take care of themselves.
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I will address the consequences of the flotation by arguing that the difficult economic decisions made in Egypt can be alleviated by using social safety nets.
9 billion people in 136 low- and middle-income countries benefit from social safety net programs.
Therefore, a multi-prolonged strategy is needed that includes intervention for economic growth in the country in addition to social safety net programmes to assist marginalised and vulnerable groups, who are near poverty.
The calls for trimming the social safety net that are currently in vogue in Washington, D.
He traces the deepening fault lines in a system overly dependent on American consumption to power the world economy and stave off a global downturn; a system where America's thin social safety net has created tremendous political pressure to keep job creation robust, because jobs are the primary provider of health and other benefits; and where the U.
An additional $350 million in ADB loans will help Pakistan move to more market-based pricing of wheat and electricity, remove subsidy distortions and improve targeted social safety nets.
Unfortunately, such support for these problems no longer appears to hold the high ground in Congress--not when the maximum Federal Pell Grant has remained unchanged for four years (failing even to heed President Bush's modest proposal for minimal $100 annual increases); not when unnecessary revisions to the Pell Grant tax tables resulted in untold thousands of recipients losing their awards entirely and many more facing reduced eligibility; and not when, for the first time, the costs associated with a national disaster are expected to be funded by mandatory deficit reduction and cuts in social safety net programs, including the federal student aid programs.
This finding is surprising given that the United States has an extensive social safety net while Indonesia has virtually none.
For those at the bottom, the ongoing corrosive attacks on the social safety net have made every layoff, accident, or illness a potential economic catastrophe.
The Democrats overtly advocate a socialist agenda, which lives on today under new names, such as universal health care, the social safety net, and development assistance.
Louis March 28, charged that too many people are falling through the social safety net.

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