Portraits of the Safety Net

Research Report

Portraits of the Safety Net

The Market, Policy Environment, and Safety Net Response

Abstract

This report provides detailed descriptions of safety net health care systems and the market and policy circumstances in which safety net providers operate in eight communities across the United States. A brief overview of the safety net system and safety net provider responses to changes in competition provide a framework for assessing the current and future outlook for the safety net system in each community.

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