University of the people Discussion Forum unit 7 SOC 1502 - AY2018-T1 What factors do you think contribute to the disparities in health among ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender groups in your country? What diseases are the most stigmatized? Which are the least? Is this different in different cultures or social classes? It being a long-term challenge among certain groups due to the disparities in health care in the united states.
There is a common phenomenon in the China that many people treated with inequality and injustice in health care. As as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s saying goes “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane”. From my point of view, i firmly agree with this point in that each individual has equal right to enjoy the suitable health care. It is intolerable for the whole society to make the health care injustice as a seriously public health problem. In this essay, some facts about the injustice will be given.
Although, the health care system is set up to reduce or to prevent disease etc., there is a gap or disparity in the US health care system. The sexual orientation, race, age, etc., in the US deprived certain groups from receiving equal opportunity in the health care and the health care. Thus, making the disparities in the US health system an
These poor housing environments are in poor neighborhood, were people live day by day. Riis will agree with McCoy that poor housing cause illness like physical and mental health problems. Riis will agree with McCoy because of the theory he developed on housing that poor quality homes and overcrowded homes cause people to get sick. Riis believed that substance housing caused many disease and illness, he felt that the government fail the people. Tennent made apartment small to fit many immigrant family in to one apartment because the population was getting overcrowded in the city.
Healthcare disparity can be explained as the gap created in the delivery of healthcare to communities which causes some communities to receive better healthcare than others. Some factors that can cause these disparities include race, socioeconomic status, location, and gender. Because of health care disparities, there are a lot of patients who are and will be at risk for many diseases such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. These disparities negatively affect the overall cost of delivering quality healthcare and are issues that must be addressed by the people who know them best, the health care workers. Through the NURSE Corps Program I hope to help address these imbalances in underserved communities in various ways.
Steven Brill’s Bitter Pill: “Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” by Angelina Salikhbaeva Summary: Steven Brill in the article “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” clarifies his opinion about the costs of healthcare services in the United States. The author writes about different stories of how families become bankrupt or unable to pay the total cost of the treatment to the US hospitals and related medical facilities. According to Steven Brill’s article, the US hospitals prescribe too much health care to patients. He claims that pharmaceutical companies get high gross profit margins by producing drugs. The prices people pay to hospitals in the US are unreasonably high compared to the real costs of treatments and drugs they receive.
For instance, Wilkinson (1996) analyzes data of mortality and morbidity from several countries and finds that the widest gaps in health inequalities are found in countries that have the widest gaps in income. That shows class order has effects on people’s health. Therefore, healthcare professionals should be sensitive to health inequality because knowing the health inequality not only helps to cure the diseases of patients but also help to promote health . In order to reduce the illnesses and promote health, hospitals are not enough. We need to have healthcare systems to reduce illnesses and promote health.
Well, in summary the catch is the cost. With the US already having high taxes and spending on health due to GDP per capita, distribution of market/prices and an already complex health care system, UHC would be a drastic hit to our government spending, and in turn would weaken our economy (Reindhardt). Which brings up the question, does the government have a responsibility to provide affordable health care for everybody? Supporters of Universal Health Care believe that besides the inevitable improvement of public health, UHC would lower the overall costs of healthcare for an economy, due to lowered administration and prescription drugs through the government (Amadeo). They believe that if UHC is implemented, it would could save countless amounts of lives, and make medical services available and affordable to everyone (Right to Health).
Relationship Between Social Class and Health Social class describes a position which is based on the unequal distribution of power, wealth, income and status. Although, there is no definite way to measure class, class-based inequalities have become increasingly obvious in relation to health in Canada (Germov and Hornosty, 2012). This relationship between health and social class also reflects how the government targets health promotion at individuals rather than the whole population. Canada is named among one of the wealthiest countries in the world and is considered a healthy nation though, the reality of health inequality based on class still exists. To explain the health inequality in class, social determinants of health were introduced
insights into various phenomenon related that are related to health, inequality in health, medical care, relationship between health and socioeconomic status, occupational choice (Cropper, 1977; Muurinen and Le Grand 1985; Case and Deaton, 2005) and has become the standard framework for the economics of the derived demand for medical care .A standard framework for health investment like medical care, demand for health and has to meet the significant challenge of providing insight into a variety of complex phenomena. Ideally it would explain the significant differences observed in the Farmers health and socioeconomic status (SES) often called the “SES-health gradient” (Galama, 2011). 2.5.1 The Demand for Health and Health Investment Demand
Immigrants face many barriers when it comes to gaining proper access to health care. Immigrants have the highest rate in the nation to not receive health insurance for the year. Not receiving health insurance is mainly due to the high cost of health care. Obtaining the proper health insurance is important for any human being because as humans we have to pay to be healthy. Immigrants come from their countries to seek better opportunities such as access to health care and health insurance.
America pays more for health care than most countries in the world. When the yearly statistical analyzation of the costs spent and earned within the health care system is executed, it brings to question as to where exactly all of this money is being spent. In my opinion, I believe that this is primarily linked to the fraud and abuse that is taking place. Fraud and abuse violations are punishable under the physician self-referral law, the criminal health care fraud statute, and last but least, the criminal disclosure provisions of the social security act. Fraud and abuse consists of many factors such as falsifying medical records, the billing of claims and services that was never administered to the patient, improper conduct towards the patient,
Valerie Benavidez Professor Stewart ENC 1101 15 November 2015 The Healthcare Crisis in the States Today, many Americans struggle to obtain minimum, let alone full healthcare coverage. The cost of healthcare has sky rocketed over the years and has become less affordable for thousands of people across the U.S. The number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time high. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes perfect sense, economically, because it eases rising costs, has been more successful at previous attempts of reform, and provides a better healthcare system overall, compared to the initial medical care system we use today. There are many factors that led up to the reasons why healthcare costs have risen so rapidly, but one of the main reasons
The law that was intended to improve the status quo of health care has, in essence, caused a dangerous paradigm shift in health care costs. Fundamentally, the Affordable Care Act is a failed attempt to reduce health care costs in the United States. The Act was designed to increase affordability of health insurance for extremely low-income families; nevertheless, the Act exponentially increased health insurance costs for the majority of Americans. In America, majority rules-- why should health care be an
In light of health care constraints of availability and accessibility of goods which is further justified by the rising health care cost of health care in the United States, which is projected to rise to several trillion in 2030.One area that has contributed to this ballooning health care cost is the utilization of the ED especially by illegal immigrants. I do not see how denying emergency care to illegal immigrants can be done pragmatically. These immigrants utilize the Emergency department for their care and often go there when they are quite ill which adds to the overall cost.