Future of the Safety Net Under Health Reform

Katz, Mitchell H.
August 2010
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;8/11/2010, Vol. 304 Issue 6, p679
Academic Journal
The author examines the implications of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for the future of local safety nets in the U.S. He describes the important role of public hospitals and clinics and community health centers in medical care provision and health education. He suggests that despite the passage of the PPACA, safety-net systems will still be needed after 2019. He also predicts that local safety nets will gain and lose revenue and clinicians need to concentrate on customer service.


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