News tagged with safety net

Big gap looms for poor in Obama health care law

(AP)—President Barack Obama's historic promise of health insurance for nearly all U.S. residents looks unlikely to be fulfilled as envisioned—with nearly two in three uninsured low-income people who would ...

Jul 01, 2013
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In some US states, not poor enough for health care

Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought she'd get health insurance after the Supreme Court this year upheld President Barack Obama's ...

Aug 14, 2012
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Study: Worst hospitals treat larger share of poor

(AP) -- The nation's worst hospitals treat twice the proportion of elderly black patients and poor patients than the best hospitals, and their patients are more likely to die of heart attacks and pneumonia, new research ...

Oct 05, 2011
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