Access to Health Care: States Respond to Growing Crisis
DIANE Publishing, May 1, 1993 - 94 pages
Reviews state initiatives to expand access to health insurance and control rising health care costs. Describes comprehensive plans to provide universal access to coverage, programs to extend access to specific groups, and efforts to control costs by reforming payment mechanisms. Maps and graphs.
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