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Title The care of the uninsured in America / Nancy J. Johnson, Lane P. Johnson, editors
Published New York : Springer, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 285 pages) : illustrations
Contents Who are the uninsured? / Howard Eng -- Why are people uninsured? -- The culture of poverty and the uninsured -- Health disparities and the uninsured -- Providers of care for the uninsured -- Chronic disease and the uninsured -- Medical homes (preferably "health home") and the uninsured / Nancy J. Johnson -- Medication assistance for the uninsured / Nancy J. Johnson and Janet S. Smith -- Medically uninsured refugees and immigrants / Lane P. Johnson -- Medically uninsured and the homeless / Jennifer Vanderleest -- Care of underserved people with mental illness / Francisco A. Moreno and Sarah Heron -- Medically uninsured older Americans / Lynne Tomasa -- Direct caregivers association: an option for a rapidly growing aging population? / Judith B. Clinco -- The rural uninsured -- Dental care for the uninsured / Lane P. Johnson -- Uninsured children at school / Fran Bartholomeaux and Nancy J. Johnson -- Building community collaborations around care for the uninsured / Nancy J. Johnson -- Information technology and medically uninsured / Theresa Cullen -- The role of government in providing health care to the uninsured / James E. Dalen -- Think nationally, act locally / Lane P. Johnson
Summary The Care of the Uninsured in America Edited by Nancy J. Johnson, El Rio Community Health Center, Tuscon, AZ Lane P. Johnson, Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson, AZ They earn too much for Medicaid but not enough to afford a health plan. Or their employer rescinded their benefits. Or they're "not disabled enough" for disability. Some 45 million people have fallen through the cracks of America's health care system, and this lack of coverage affects access to coverage, timeliness of care--even life expectancy. The Care of the Uninsured in America presents a nuanced portrait of this broad population--urban and rural, from generational poverty and the working poor--while illuminating the current state of medical/dental insurance and the circumstances that cause so many to do without. Its authors conceptualize lack of insurance as a health disparity (as are ethnicity, gender, age, etc.), and explain its collective health impact and major issues involved in providing care. In clear, useful prose, the book: Identifies subpopulations among the uninsured (e.g., the mentally ill, the homeless, people with HIV) and their specific care needs. Outlines necessary skills and strategies for working with uninsured patients, from health promotion to cultural competency. Offers models and case examples of innovative care programs. Reports on methods for improving access and support, including coalition building and health information management. Describes medication assistance programs: how they work and what they cost. Discusses chronic care and disease management among the uninsured. Analyzes the universal health care debate and makes recommendations. The Care of the Uninsured in America will attract a wide audience among professionals and graduate students in public and community health and health policy; clinicians and nurses who treat the uninsured; administrators and managers seeking a deeper understanding of the system; and policymakers and analysts seeking avenues for change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medically uninsured persons -- United States.
Medically uninsured persons -- Medical care -- United States.
Medically Uninsured.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Johnson, Nancy J.
Johnson, Lane P.
LC no. 2009930644
ISBN 9780387783093 (e-isbn)
0387783091 (e-isbn)
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