Achieving better quality of care for low-income populations: the roles of health insurance and the m

Authors, Primary Berenson,J.;Doty,M. M.;Abrams,M. K.;Shih,A.
Title Primary Achieving better quality of care for low-income populations: the roles of health insurance and the medical home in reducing health inequities.
Periodical Full Issue Brief (Commonwealth Fund)
Pub Year 2012
Volume 11
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Abstract In the United States, uninsured and low-income adults experience substantial health and health care inequities when compared with insured and higher-income individuals. A new analysis of the Commonwealth Fund 2010 Biennial Health Insurance Survey demonstrates that when low-income adults have both health insurance and a medical home, they are less likely to report cost-related access problems, more likely to be up-to-date with preventive screenings, and report greater satisfaction with the quality of their care. Moreover, the gaps in health care between them and higher-income populations are significantly reduced. The Affordable Care Act includes numerous provisions that will significantly expand health insurance coverage, especially to low-income patients, as well as provisions to promote medical homes. Along with supporting the full implementation of coverage expansions, it will be important for public and private stakeholders to create opportunities that enhance access to medical homes for vulnerable populations.
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Place of Publication United States
Author/Address Commonwealth Fund, USA. jb@cmwf.org
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Reference Type(s) Policy Brief
Topic Tag(s) Patient-Centered Care;Access to Care;Cost and Reimbursement;Policy Issues;Disparities
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