A Shared Destiny: Community Effects of Uninsurance

A Shared Destiny: Community Effects of Uninsurance

by Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309087260

ISBN-13: 9780309087261

Pub. Date: 03/06/2003

Publisher: National Academies Press

A Shared Destiny is the fourth in a series of six reports on the problems of uninsurance in the United States. This report examines how the quality, quantity, and scope of community health services can be adversely affected by having a large or growing uninsured population. It explores the overlapping financial and organizational basis of health services

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A Shared Destiny is the fourth in a series of six reports on the problems of uninsurance in the United States. This report examines how the quality, quantity, and scope of community health services can be adversely affected by having a large or growing uninsured population. It 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’s economy and the health of its citizens. The committee believes it is both mistaken and dangerous to assume that the persistence of a sizable uninsured population in the United States harms only those who are uninsured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309087261
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
03/06/2003
Series:
Insuring Health Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary1
1Introduction15
2Context for Community Effects: Uninsurance and the Financing and Delivery of Health Services34
3Community Effects on Access to Care82
4Economic and Social Implications of Uninsurance within Communities120
5Community Health and Uninsurance138
6Summary: Conclusions and Research Agenda164
App. AConceptual Framework for Assessing the Consequences of Uninsurance for Communities175
App. BGeographic Differences in Uninsured Rates180
App. C: Data Tables189
App. D: Commissioned Papers203
App. E: Glossary236
App. F: Biographical Sketches242
References254

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