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Access To Health Care:


Promises and Prospects For Low-Income Americans

This book explores critical issues affecting access to health care for low-income Americans by assessing the importance of expansions of health coverage for the poor, the emerging challenges providers who serve low-income and uninsured populations face in a rapidly evolving health care delivery system, and the effects of these changes on particularly vulnerable populations. Articles include:

  • IntroductionMarsha Lillie-Blanton, Rose Marie Martinez, Barbara Lyons, Diane Rowland
  • A Review Of The Nation's Progress And Challenges In Assuring Access To Health Care For Low-Income AmericansMarsha Lillie-Blanton
  • Children's Access To Health Care Dana C. Hughes, Kay A. Johnson, Sara Rosenbaum
  • Needs of People With Chronic and Disabling ConditionsDennis McCarty, Helen J. Levine
  • Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Among Low-Income PopulationsConstance Horgan, Dominic Hodgkin
  • The “New” Health Reform and Access To Care:The Problem of the Inner CityJames W. Fossett, Janet D. Perloff
  • The Hospital Safety Net: A Study of Inpatient Care for Non-Elderly Vulnerable PopulationsDarrell J. Gaskin
  • Medicaid: The Transition to Managed CareJulie Hudman, Barbara Lyons, Risa Ellberger
  • Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers:Charting a Path for Medicaid Managed Care Reform Sara Rosenbaum, Julie Darnell, Patricia Seliger Keenan, Lois Simon
  • Insight From Oregon and Tennessee: The Influence of State Context on Medicaid Initiatives and Health Care for Low-Income PopulationsMarsha Gold
  • Approaches to Assuring Quality Health Care Through State Contracts with Managed Care PlansSara Rosenbaum
  • Tools For Monitoring Quality for Vulnerable PopulationsSue Felt-Lisk
  • Directions For The FutureMarsha Lillie-Blanton, Rose Marie Martinez, Barbara Lyons, Diane Rowland
  • Report: Promises And Prospects For Low-Income Americans