An 'open door' for the vulnerable: Even after reform is in place, need for safety net providers will be great

August 2011
Modern Healthcare;8/8/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 32, p24
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The article discusses the need for healthcare safety net in the U.S. even with the health reform in place. It predicts that 23 million people will remain uninsured including many of the most vulnerable like the mentally ill, substance abusers and the homeless. It notes that only 65% of physicians accept new Medicaid patients against 88% who accept new commercially insured patients. It cites patient choice that is said to reflect high-quality care provided by safety nets to vulnerable sectors.


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