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Low-Income Patients In California: Experiences And Expectations
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Many low-income patients have had little or no choice about where they obtain health care. But this will change when the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies begin in 2014. When this happens, according to a recently published report, low-income patients may turn out to be vigorous health care shoppers who will not be shy about leaving their current providers and who will look beyond price in choosing new ones. This will pose a significant challenge to community clinics and health centers and other safety net providers.