medically indigent


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medically indigent

adjective Referring to a category within a state medical assistance program of individuals who are unable to pay for their healthcare.
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Concern in particular has been raised about declining resources for care to the medically indigent - as a result of the cost pressures from managed care and cuts in public subsidies - that are occurring at the same time that demand for indigent care is rising due to increases in the number of uninsured persons.
Poorer States declined or were slow to take up the medically indigent option or raise the income levels for Medicaid eligibility.
Practitioners need to articulate and act on the ethical obligations of nonprofit organizations, particularly these institutions' mission concerning poor and medically indigent people.
The problems--ranging from financing health care to patient safety, from Medicare fraud to HMO reform, from daunting numbers of medically indigent Americans to personnel shortages--seem infinite and insolvable.
Glancy DL, Shah A, Azzam R, Abourahma A, Kropog JF, Steinmann W, Asfour W, Khuri B, Patel K, Vijayagopal P Risk factors among medically indigent women [less than or equal to]45 years old with angiographically proven obstructive coronary arterial disease.
As one who is now forced to pay the proverbial arm and a leg for private health insurance, I can certainly understand the need for subsidized care for the medically indigent.
Ultimately, taxpayers will have to foot the bill for those thousands of sick and medically indigent the county will dump into emergency and treatment rooms at private hospitals.
Kerr-Mills Act provides for federal-state matching funds for medically indigent, including those in skilled nursing facilities.
UMC and its proponents had to hype the institution, the quality of the service it provides to the medically indigent, and the ease with which the care it provides can be accessed.
This attitude, as much as underpayment concerns, underlies the maldistribution of physicians and the skewing of losses on the medically indigent and Medicaid onto a small minority of facilities.
With another coalition in place, Riley easily won passage of Medically Indigent Assistance Act, making South Carolina the poorest of the 15 states that have raised the income level for Medicaid eligibility in the past four years.
The Sylester Flowers Innovative Leadership Award includes a $5,000 grant, and is named for the founder of Ramsell Holding Corporation and the Flowers Heritage Foundation who, over the course of his 46-year career as a pharmacist, has been committed to providing care to the underserved and medically indigent.

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