A high or rising uninsured rate within a community may result in allocation of public funds and staff resources away from public health programs that serve all members of the community and toward direct services delivery urgently needed by low income uninsured persons
SP is the after Surcharge Premium for an uninsured person
of age i.
The government would end up saving about $5,000 per year per additional uninsured person
A second, related, factor is the realization that an uninsured person
has no regular provider--primary care or mental health.
Thus, an uninsured person
newly diagnosed with both cancer and diabetes would be matched to an insured person with cancer and one other condition.
This session we sponsored Senate Bill 329, which would have allowed any uninsured person
in Oregon to enroll in our drug purchasing program, thereby saving 40 percent to 60 percent on drug costs.
Based on the design of coverage questions alone--asking about as many as eight potential sources of coverage--an uninsured person
also has many chances to mistakenly report coverage or feel pressured to offer this socially desirable response.
Using data primarily from the 2003 Community Tracking Study household survey, this paper examines how the structure and financing of the local safety net, as well as personal characteristics, affect whether an uninsured person
pays a lower price at their regular source of care.
Local and state governments are also likely to be faced with heavier burdens of care for the uninsured, which may ultimately result in reduced government-provided health care per uninsured person
It is also important to point out that in comparing the results of our analysis with the earlier studies, the adjusted hazard ratio of death for an uninsured person