US welfare safety net slackens

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1380

America's social welfare safety net for poor families seems about to be slackened even further. Comments last week by President Clinton and subsequent proposals from the Republican Congress are likely to reduce further the health care coverage given to poor children and their mothers.

The term welfare is used to describe several …

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