Just Don't Get Sick
Access to Health Care in the Aftermath of Welfare ReformeBook - 2007
Drawing upon statistical data and in-depth interviews with over five hundred families in Oregon, Karen Seccombe and Kim Hoffman assess the ways in which welfare reform affects the well-being of adults and children who leave welfare for work. We hear of asthmatic children whose uninsured but working mothers cannot obtain the preventive medicines to keep them well, and stories of pregnant women receiving little or no prenatal care who end up in emergency rooms with life-threatening conditions. Representative of poor communities nationwide, the vivid stories recounted here illuminate the critical.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 211 pages) : illustrations.