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Just Don't Get Sick: Access to Health Care in the Aftermath of Welfare Reform (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)

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Synopsis:

The ability to obtain health care is fundamental to the security, stability, and well-being of poor families. Government-sponsored programs provide temporary support, but as families leave welfare for work, they find themselves without access to coverage or care. The low-wage jobs that individuals in transition are typically able to secure provide few benefits yet often disqualify employees from receiving federal aid.

Drawing upon statistical data and in-depth interviews with over five hundred families in Oregon, Karen Seccombe and Kim Hoffman assess the ways in which welfare reform affects the well-being of adults and children who leave the program for work. We hear of asthmatic children whose uninsured but working mothers cannot obtain the preventive medicines to keep them well, and stories of pregnant women receiving little or no prenatal care who end up in emergency rooms with life-threatening conditions.

Representative of poor communities nationwide, the vivid stories recounted here illuminate the critical relationship between health insurance coverage and the ability to transition from welfare to work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813540900
Subtitle:
Access to Health Care in the Aftermath of Welfare Reform
Author:
Seccombe, Karen
With:
Hoffman, Kim A.
Author:
Hoffman, Kim A.
Author:
Hoffman, Kim
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
Insurance, health
Subject:
Health care reform
Subject:
Health Risk Assessment
Subject:
Socioeconomic factors.
Subject:
Health care reform -- Oregon.
Subject:
Health insurance - Oregon
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Publication Date:
20070820
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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The ability to obtain health care is fundamental to the security, stability, and well-being of poor families. Government-sponsored programs provide temporary support, but as families leave welfare for work, they find themselves without access to coverage or care. The low-wage jobs that individuals in transition are typically able to secure provide few benefits yet often disqualify employees from receiving federal aid.

Drawing upon statistical data and in-depth interviews with over five hundred families in Oregon, Karen Seccombe and Kim Hoffman assess the ways in which welfare reform affects the well-being of adults and children who leave the program for work. We hear of asthmatic children whose uninsured but working mothers cannot obtain the preventive medicines to keep them well, and stories of pregnant women receiving little or no prenatal care who end up in emergency rooms with life-threatening conditions.

Representative of poor communities nationwide, the vivid stories recounted here illuminate the critical relationship between health insurance coverage and the ability to transition from welfare to work.

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