Dates of Project: May 2009 through July 2012
Field of Work: Examining effective health care safety nets
Problem Synopsis: Many more Americans will gain access to insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), but millions will remain uninsured, and thus in need of a safety net. Yet studies of well-functioning safety nets are rare.
Synopsis of the Work: The researchers examined model health care safety nets that provided uninsured low-income residents with access to a range of medical services, with at least some coordination through a primary care medical home. The communities included Asheville, N.C.; Boston; Denver; Exeter and Portsmouth, N.H.; Flint, Mich.; south coastal Maine; and San Antonio.