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Case Study : The Uninsured Population

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Background

Health service system as defined by "Roemer" in the text is the pooling of resources, organizations, financing, and management that aggregates to the delivery of health services to the needs of a population (Barton, 2010, p. 3).

Demographics

Health service in most cases is crafted by the economic and social values systems of each respective country. It contributes to a country’s economic GDP (gross domestic product), by creating various areas of employment opportunities, examples including and not limited to the delivery of medical services, research and development of new drugs for the treatment of various ailments, insurance services to name a few (Barton, 2010, p. 3).

Statistics

As stated in the text, the United States provides a market based health system. Not until recently, the majority of the population could only access the insurance market through an employer based system. The ability to acquire insurance or gain access into the market outside of this medium was, in most cases, exorbitant for the average citizen. Nevertheless, government assistance programs like Medicare and Medicaid were made available to certain demographics of the population who qualified for these programs, such as citizens from the age
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