Uninsured and Underserved: Inequities in Health Care in the United States

The increasing lack of insurance-public and private-is inversely related to ability to bear the economic consequences of ill health. With economic recession, high unemployment, and declining revenues, state and local governments cannot offset federal cutbacks. In a health care industry that is becoming an entrepreneurial business there is little room for charitable remedies.

Author(s): Karen Davis; Diane Rowland

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Volume 61, Issue 2 (pages 149–176)
Published in 1983