Public Healthcare Policy

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There is a confluence of factors that is related to providing adequate health care on a systemic basis within virtually any population setting. While attempting to address the health care needs of such a setting is always a challenge, this challenge becomes exacerbated by varieties in social and economic conditions, as well as those that apply to race and ethnicity. The problems that plague contemporary health care coverage in the United States are myriad and even more complicated by the fact that many of these issues are interrelated. Three of the most salient of these difficulties concern health care coverage, health inequities, and ineffective health promotion. However, prudent analysis of this topic indicates that of these three areas, the one that is most problematic is that of healthcare coverage. The logic behind this fact is fairly simple; improved health care coverage can ameliorate many of the issues that stem from ineffective health promotion and health inequities. It is a widely confirmed fact that in certain parts of the world such as Israel in which "the law provides a standardized insurance package of medical services for all residents" (Machnes, 2006, p. 265) there are a number of countries in which universal healthcare is a reality. In these countries, the amount of money spent on a per capita basis is oftentimes significantly less than that spent on a per capita basis is the United States. There is a distinct relationship between lack of healthcare
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