Safety Net Health Systems: An Essential Resource During the Economic Recession

Source: National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, Policy Brief, February 2010

Since the beginning of the economic recession, safety net health systems have treated more patients overall, including 23 percent more uninsured patients. These health systems have also
provided 10 percent more uncompensated care to low-income populations.This research brief explores how safety net organizations remain critical to the nation’s health care system.

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