|Topic:||A Shared Destiny: Community Effects of Uninsurance|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 -- 2:00 p.m.
430 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
A Shared Destiny: Community Effects of Uninsurance
Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Director, Center for Injury Control, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University and Co-Chair, Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
The fourth in a six part series on uninsurance, "A Shared Destiny: Community Effects of Uninsurance," examines how the quality, quantity, and scope of health services within the community can be affected adversely by having a large or growing uninsured population. The report explores the overlapping financial and organizational basis of health services delivery to uninsured and insured populations, the effects of community uninsurance on access to health care locally, and the potential spillover effects on a community economy and the health of its citizens.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 6, 2003, and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.