Just Don t Get Sick Access to Health Care in the Aftermath of Welfare Reform The ability to obtain health care is fundamental to the security stability and well being of poor families Government sponsored programs provide temporary support but as families leave welfare for

  • Title: Just Don't Get Sick: Access to Health Care in the Aftermath of Welfare Reform
  • Author: Karen Seccombe
  • ISBN: 9780813540917
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • The ability to obtain health care is fundamental to the security, stability, and well being of poor families Government sponsored programs provide temporary support, but as families leave welfare for work, they find themselves without access to coverage or care The low wage jobs that individuals in transition are typically able to secure provide few benefits yet often diThe ability to obtain health care is fundamental to the security, stability, and well being of poor families Government sponsored programs provide temporary support, but as families leave welfare for work, they find themselves without access to coverage or care The low wage jobs that individuals in transition are typically able to secure provide few benefits yet often disqualify employees from receiving federal aid.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 the program 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 relationship between health insurance coverage and the ability to transition from welfare to work.

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    About “Karen Seccombe

    1. Karen Seccombe says:

      1998 present, Professor, Department of Sociology, Portland State University1992 1998, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of FloridaAssociate Research Scientist, Institute for Health Policy Research, University of Florida1988 1992, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of FloridaAssistant Research Scientist, Institute for Health Policy Research, University of Florida1986 1988, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Alaska Anchorage



    2 thoughts on “Just Don't Get Sick: Access to Health Care in the Aftermath of Welfare Reform

    1. Ever wonder what health care is like in Oregon? For the low income hard working poor? Community health and finances are linked strongly and this read depicts why and how.

    2. Very interesting book. I like the points of view, though at times, unless you're a die-hard fan of issues related to public health, the book can be a bit dry.

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