Border Puzzle

Mackenzie, Kathryn
October 2007
HealthLeaders Magazine;Oct2007, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p14
The article discusses the obstacles faced by health care facilities along the Mexican borders as the number of immigrants rise amid legal complications of health care delivery, confusing paperworks and socio economic and cultural obstacles. Hospitals in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas have experienced the highest rate of bad debts and uncompensated care. As they try to remain viable, medical providers encourage methods of preventive medicine and explore financially feasible ways of increasing access to medical care in their communities.


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