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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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Access to Care after Massachusetts' Health Care Reform: A Safety Net Hospital Patient Survey.
Social safety nets play an active role in the global effort to combat extreme poverty.
She explained that the idea was to help accumulate the social safety net information globally against common features: its implementations, effectiveness and lessons learned.
9 billion people in 136 low- and middle-income countries benefit from social safety net programs.
Social safety nets measures exactly fit in the need of a wide range of the poor who require diverse assistance according to their specific conditions.
Surveys of model safety net enrollees show levels of satisfaction and ease of access that resemble people covered by Medicaid or private insurance.
John Walsh, managing director of Safety Net Services, said: "NetLog is proving to be a great success.
Let the Social Security debate serve as a wake-up call that, no matter what happens to the system, it is up to us to take the actions necessary to build our own safety nets of wealth for ourselves and our families.
That's why having numerous safety nets, rather than a solid wall that keeps everybody out, makes the most sense.
The program has demonstrated that safety nets when provided in a predictable, regular manner can protect households from the negative impacts of shocks.
ISLAMABAD, September 11, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The World Bank Friday approved two projects totalling US$300 million to help the Government of Pakistan strengthen social safety nets and improve higher education.