|Topic:||America's Health Care Safety Net|
INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
Office of Health Policy Programs and Fellowships
Wednesday, March 29, 2000 - 4:00 p.m.
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
AMERICA'S HEALTH CARE SAFETY NET:
Intact but Endangered
The growing ranks of people without medical insurance have placed new burdens on the nation's core safety net providers: public hospitals, community health centers, local health departments, rural clinics, and providers who serve the homeless and others with special needs. Even as these providers care for more uninsured patients, their overall revenues are often shrinking. This report, from the Committee on the Changing Market, Managed Care, and the Future Viability of Safety Net Providers, looks at how these safety net providers are coping.
This briefing was held for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 30, 2000. You will find the full report on the Web site of the National Academies Press.