Could giving low-income patients cash improve their health?

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“Rx Kids is part of a wider trend of piloting and studying direct cash programs in the United States, following evidence gathered in low- and middle-income countries that showed success with similar programs aimed at improving health. Since 2020, nearly 150 mayors across the United States have implemented some kind of cash program in their cities, also known as guaranteed income. Additionally, some researchers at academic medical centers have launched clinical trials to study the impact of cash assistance for low-income patients on health outcomes, specifically for cancer patients and babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).”

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