||Quality of Life Research
Use of the SF-8 to assess health-related quality of life for a chronically ill, low-income population participating in the Central Louisiana Medication Access Program (CMAP) Access to affordable medications is a major problem facing the millions of uninsured in the United States. This is especially true for individuals living in poor rural areas, such as the central part of Louisiana where at least 40% of the population has no prescription benefits [G. Becker, unpublished observation]. To help alleviate this need, the Central Louisiana Medication Access Program (CMAP) was created by The Rapides Foundation in Alexandria, LA to provide prescription medications for low income individuals with chronic illnesses.
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