safety net


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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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Safety Net Hospitals: Essential Providers of Public Health and Specialty Services.
SOLVING A LONG-STANDING PROBLEM--Providing care for people without insurance has never been lucrative--safety net hospitals have operating margins anywhere from -2 percent annually for for-profit safety net hospitals to -0.
At a time where the European Union, Japan and the United States pledged USD 700 million a year, the Arab League safety net pledged USD 300 million.
One of the key issues for safety net providers as reform is implemented is preparing for a surge in newly insured patients who need more care because they are entering the system for the first time, according to APHA member Sara Rosenbaum, JD, a health law professor at George Washington University.
Partnering with philanthropy so that charitable giving in the county coalesces around the safety net goals that the partnership identifies, thus further supporting the development of the safety net
The differences matter ethically because safety net care, even at its best, is still inferior to the best insurance.
Safety Net Services uses NetLog to keep track of more than 3,500 nets and produce comprehensive reports for nets on each contract.
The paramount concern of everyone in the insolvency community should be to maintain and enhance the integrity of the statutorily authorized state-based guaranty fund safety net.
Perfect for college-level reference collections, STATISTICAL HANDBOOK ON THE SOCIETY SAFETY NET is a reference not to be missed by any college collection with strong social issues courses.
It was designed to be a safety net, a guaranteed source of income in retirement.
I think we will see a real effort in this administration and this Congress to further erode the health safety net across the board," says David Munar, associate director of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.
But the fact that pneumocystis remains the leading cause of death of people with HIV, at one major hospital at least, raises questions about how well the safety net has been working.