Introduction The United States is world renowned for having the best health care if not the most accessible. Citizens have at their disposal a plethora of hospitals, physicians, and therapists to improve their well-being. Statistical data was taken back in 2010 under the Central Texas Region and studied health care coverage and income in regards to the community. The data displayed in the surveys heavily suggest that income/ health in general have a high correlation. The issue that arose with the given data imply that those who are on the lower end of the income spectrum subsequently have no health care coverage and poorer health than those with higher income. In any case with high correlation there are a number of factors influencing the statistical evidence, and in this case sociological barriers are present in regards of inequality and health care.
Data was taken from the Central Texas Region and 3 tables were drawn breaking down the factors of health and income. The evidence suggest that for Central Texas residents surveyed making $35,000 or less had a higher percentage of being uninsured. This correlates with economic status and jobs such as blue collar workers as opposed to those white collar occupations, specifically those in the community averaging a yearly income of $15,000 - $35,000 had no health care coverage of approximately 30%. Upon further analyzing the second graph the number 1 reason the community suggested at 30% for not having health care coverage
Widening economic inequality in the United States is being accompanied by increasing health care disparity. While the health care system seeks to provide health care as a human right, it fails to do so often worsening the disparities (Dickman, Himmelstein, & Woolhandler, 2017). While health care today has made major strides, there are many people who are still suffering from health care system injustices. Of the people who are still uninsured a majority of them are in the middle-working class or those living in poverty. Poor Americans have less access to health care than wealthy Americans. The life expectancy gap between the rich and poor continues to widen. Health care in poor communities is too often neglected. This issue has been a trend in the United States for many years. In Abraham’s book, Mama might be better off dead these very same inequalities are evident for the Banes family. Because of these inequalities, preventive illness becomes life threatening causing care to then become extensive and even more expensive.
In today’s society, there is still a great struggle with health care disparities and many lives are affected by the lack of this fundamental program in our society. There are millions of people who die each year because they are unable to afford quality healthcare. The debate still continues about healthcare inequalities, what causes this disparity and who are affected by it. Health care is more of a necessity rather than a luxury and even though skeptics may argue to the latter, it only underlines the importance of the need for the wellbeing and care of individuals. There are several factors that could contribute to the lack of health care in the United States which ranges from but not limited to race, gender, socio- economic status, and lack of insurance coverage. The truth is there is a great disproportion between who can really afford quality healthcare as appose to individuals who have it. One would imagine that an employed individual would easily afford quality healthcare but we could be no further from the truth, since one’s economic status is an essential determinant to its affordability.
Based on the data, there are certain patterns that appear frequently throughout. The overarching theme is that healthcare is not easily accessible for the lower class of america. The upper class can bothy afford easily access health care through its money while the lower class unfortunately has to deal without it the majority of the time. Graph one clearly shows us a the the lower class does not have healthcare(with an unusual spike in the middle class). We also see that there is a rather large “gap” in between those that earn 25,000-35,000 and those that 35,000-55,000. The latter group has a vastly superior amount of people with health care. Almost to a doubled amount. The reasons for no health care? The CTSIP study surveyed a numerous number of possible rationale including: “healthy and don 't need insurance”,”employer does not provide coverage”,”self-employed and the cost is too high”, among many others. The findings can be striking. The majority of those surveyed said that they simply cannot afford the premiums of health care so
Disparities in health and health care in the United States have been a longstanding challenge resulting in some groups receiving less and lower quality health care than others and experiencing poorer health outcomes. Hispanics, Blacks, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and low-income individuals are more likely to be uninsured relative to Whites and those with higher incomes. Low-income individuals and people of color also face increased barriers to accessing care, receive poorer quality care, and experience worse health outcomes. The Department of Health and Human Services Disparities Action Plan (HHS) sets out a series of priorities, strategies, actions, and goals to achieve a vision of a nation free of disparities in health and health care.
I am writing to you mainly because I am alarmed about the health care system for minorities and their access to it. Health care access and insurance coverage are main causes that contributed to racial and ethnic differences before the ACA success. Most healthcare systems are recognized that black and minority populations have always experienced low wellbeing and difficulties in improving undeniable services. Securing the health gap for people in these population groups is now an important primacy. Groups such as African Americans, American Indians, in addition to other groups like Asians and Hispanics, are in jeopardy of inappropriate benefits of health-care. Health insurance expansions under the ACA, however, have resulted in a net increase of 16.9 million people gaining insurance between 2013 and 2015, allowing millions of previously uninsured individuals to access and utilize health care.
There are several disparities where health care is deprive between minorities African American, Hispanic and low-income communities. Healthcare quality and access to care are unequal among racial and low-income groups. Black American and Hispanic have face with poor access to health care among any other race, and the low- income family who have been offers low stander of care according to the American Medical Association eventually suffer from” higher mortality rates, higher incidence of major diseases, and lower availability and utilization of medical services” (50-I-95).
Harrods presumably lacked an open culture and not everyone was being treated equally in that the part time workers were not included and informed adequately, considering the use of active listening and feedback/dialogue. There was a communication and collaboration server which had only full time staff inclusive in it, until recently when the part time staff got added, which is likely a case of unequal treatment. There is also a possibility that the full time staff were rewarded differently from the part time staff which can be related to Atkinson’s Inequality measure which is a measure of income inequality used to determine which end of the distribution contributed most to the observed inequality (Atkinson, 1970). This measure is actually criticized
Being uninsured is a serious problem it causes poorer health and a wide range of financial hardships. (sentence)..The United States is the wealthiest nation in the world, but the only industrialized nation without a national health care policy….(sentence)…. In the article, “America Should Model Its Health Care System After Those of Other Developed Nations”, Adam Summers describes how although the U.S. may have the best available treatment in the world, it is ranked thirty-seven overall in health system performance due to its lack of availability to the poor and middle class families.
Over 46.3 Million People in the United States (15.4 percent of the US population) did not have health insurance in 2008 (DeNavas-Walt, Proctor, & Smith, 2009). Consequently, many Americans receive little or no health care. Many, but not all of these people are women and children. Some are destitute, some are not. Many of these people are hard working Americans who cannot afford coverage, yet earn too much money to qualify for their state Medicaid plans, but should have access to health care. In 2008, health care expenditures surpassed $2.3 trillion, more than three times the $714 billion spent in 1990, and over eight times the $253 billion spent in 1980 (Kimbuende, Ranji, Lundy, & Salganicoff, 2010, para. 1). In 2007, 62.1
In the critical reflection 2, we will be recalling the term health inequality. And, find out the importance of needing a policy to answer the necessity of health disparity. In the first section of the paper, two of the policy solutions will be introduced and will also mention how these policies affect population, and the policy maker. The other section will state the pros and cons of the policies from the writer’s perspective. Finally, the conclusion emphasizes on the significance of answering health disparity by using the policies and how it helps to reduce the inequality.
Recently, the American Public Health Association found evidence that money and income are directly related to the health and well-being of American workers. In a study conducted by Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH, and founder and director of the Civic Engine, a consulting group focused on health and sustainability, they examined the effects income had on people’s health in San Francisco. Through the study, they found that those making less than twenty-thousand dollars per year had a slightly higher chance of dying, prematurely. In fact, according to the director of health in Kansas City, Missouri, Rex Archer, “Forty-seven percent of annual deaths in Kansas City, are attributed to six root social factors including individual- and community-level poverty
I have personal and professional experiences that have contributed to understanding the burden and the injustice placed on individuals who have limited access to health care. In Atlanta, I spent the majority of my life in an urban environment, and my community was composed of non-native English speakers who often did not seek out health care due to immigrant related and/or financially related strains. I myself never frequented at the doctor's office and it was largely due to my socioeconomic status. In Madison, a majority of the patients I observed while shadowing at the UW-Hospital were from outlying rural areas of Wisconsin. Patients had to drive 3+ hours for hospital services, which is also a highly inconvenient and gross injustice. These
Growing up in a comfortable, middle-class household, it seemed that my community was very easily defined by similar houses, hobbies, socioeconomic statuses, and even cars. As I began to stretch the boundaries of the community I knew, I realized the diversity within. Various volunteer experiences working with homeless, marginalized, and impoverished individuals exposed the struggles and needs of others. Through volunteering and shadowing at community health clinics, I witnessed the cycle of poverty that results from health care inequality. A construction worker with a broken hand was unable to work, and without work he was unable to pay for the treatment to fix his hand. A treatment that many take for granted, repairing a broken bone, proved
This study aim is to bring to the forefront the influence of inequality on health outcome in the racial disparity, and correlation to cardiovascular disease causing the high mortality in African Americans living in rural areas. Geographic locations and race both result in inappropriate and inadequate opportunities for the well-being of African Americans. Begun, Potthoff and McKibben (2017), suggest developing community-based programs to aid in the upstream of health-promotion and disease prevention in rural areas. The influence of the development is to shift the past, and present assumptions, biases, and stereotypes with the communication of cultural competence strategies.
Health inequality is defined as “the difference in health between people who has the same age and live in the same country”(Health Equity 2020). People who have money might live longer because they have better access to health care facilities. Health inequality is high between racial groups in the United states. Health inequality can affect the age of the person. The care that the person gets can make a difference in his age. For example, in Egypt I saw a man in the news and they showed that he received bad care in a bad hospital, and he got worse and ended up dying (CBC,2013). If the person got better care in a better hospital, they will recover faster and will live longer.