Who Receives Uncompensated Care?
Publication Date: March 2008
Publisher(s): New America Foundation
Keywords: Uninsured; Uncompensated Care
Two distinct groups of people account for the majority of uncompensated care costs--those living at or below the poverty line and middle- and high-income individuals who may be able to afford health coverage. It is likely that an individual mandate, combined with sliding scale subsidies and targeted low-income outreach will be necessary to reduce uncompensated care costs.