America’s safety net health system is made up of public and teaching hospitals and their innovative primary and specialty care clinics. Widely known for safeguarding the health of all regardless of ability to pay, safety net systems know how to provide coverage, access to quality care and value to individuals and society.
Safety net health systems are always there for everyone in need—whether it is the uninsured or underinsured, or every one of us who may be in need of critical care through burn units, trauma care, and neonatal services.
But in times of economic hardship, safety net hospitals become even more critical. Continue Reading