Opinion Piece Calls for Increased Support for Public Health Systems Amid ACA-Related Cuts
In a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece, health economics researcher Lauren Reed-Guy argues that a provision in the Affordable Care Act that will reduce federal funding for safety-net hospitals by about half in 2018 could jeopardize trauma care in the San Francisco Bay Area, where nearly all trauma centers are located in safety-net hospitals. Reed-Guy writes, "If health reform is going to help those who need it most, public health systems should be receiving more funding so they can serve more people and serve them better."
- "Medical Insurance Won't Help if Public Trauma Centers Close" (Reed-Guy, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/14).
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