The poor and uninsured encounter numerous barriers to health care access. The Hill-Burton Act of 1946 required many hospitals to make their services available to all persons, yet ineffective enforcement has limited the utility of the act's requirements. Hill-Burton hospital audits have revealed widespread facility noncompliance. In light of these findings, alternative enforcement procedures should be considered.
Michael A. Dowell; Hill-Burton: The Unfulfilled Promise. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 February 1987; 12 (1): 153–176. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-12-1-153
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