Document Type

Article

Comments

Restrictions on Nursing Care for Children: A Policy That Saves No Dollars and Makes No Sense (with Mary T. Giliberti), 9 Yale Law and Policy Review 13 (1991)

Abstract

In 1981, three and a half-year old Katie Beckett caught the attention of
President Ronald Reagan. Katie had contracted viral encephalitis as an infant
and as a result required a mechanical ventilator to help her breathe. Her
parents wanted to take her home from the hospital where she had lived since
infancy, but Medicaid would fund her care only if she remained in the institution.
Therefore Katie remained in the hospital, which cost the public approximately
$10,000 more per month than home care.

Date of Authorship for this Version

1991

Keywords

health care, policy, nurses

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