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Anthony Medical Center is approximately the same in all age groups. The largest group of admission are those ages 0 to 64 years, with the majority of those patients are under 44 years. This data suggests the possibility of increased poverty in St. Anthony’s service area and patients that have less access to care (CDC, 2017). For patients over 65 years, there is fluctuations in admissions that is suggestive of a higher readmission rate for this group of patients. Readmission are a concern for organizations since in 2010, CMS began finically penalizing hospitals for readmission within 30-days of discharge.
The disparity has been justified that women make less money than men are based on what seem to be logical reasons but According to a 2010 study done by the U.S. Census Bureau, the average of all working women earn 78% of what men makes and 64% for black women. While is is useful to look at the incomes of men and women as a whole, it still doesn’t account for things such as educational level, work experience, hours worked, and type of job. However, even when we control for these factors, the gender pay gap still exists. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a 2014 report examining the median weekly earnings of full time wage and salary workers that took gender and job position into account.
Middle to upper class have larger incomes because they have a two or four-year degree or more. Having health issues and being in the lower class can affect you. The lower class people typically do not receive health care through their employer and are unable to pay the cost of health care or hospital bills so therefore do not seek medical attention. Middle class people have higher incomes than lower class
The familiar concerns of white women in academic medicine may not be relevant to women from different cultural, ethnic or class origins (Bernstein and Cock, 1994). Women minority physicians face problems of lower numbers and promotion rates than non-minority women colleagues. Of greatest concern is the under representation of women physicians from minorities including African, Native American or Mexican. Minority faculty remain significantly less likely than their majority colleagues to be promoted, with only 1% of under represented minority faculty reaching senior ranks. Although family medicine may be better than other faculties in recruiting and retaining minority faculty members, the proportion of under represented minority faculty in family medicine is significantly higher than in medical school faculties overall (Lewis-Stevenson et al, 2001).
By being a provider and educator, the organization has created a reputation as a safe, reliable source that many individuals can depend on for their health. Nearly 4 of 10 Americans are reliant on such programs and up to 25% of Planned Parenthood patients would be completely without medical insurance if the organization was defunded. Defunding Planned Parenthood was an effort put into effect in Texas of 2011 where it proved to be disastrous for both healthcare providers and their patients. The two-year budget for Planned Parenthood was cut from $111 million to $38 million, which resulted in 82 clinics closing, reduced services and supplies, and ultimately an upcharge for what was available. This resulted in a 36% decrease in IUDs and other implants and a 31% decrease in injectable contraceptives, all because it was limited, too expensive, or too difficult to receive (Willingham).
Katja von Garnier's "Iron Jawed Angels" tells the remarkable and little-known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul and her friend Lucy Burns, who put their lives on the line to fight for American women's right to vote in the early twentieth century in the United States of America. The story began when Alice Paul was permitted to take over the National American Woman Suffrage Association's (NAWSA) Washington, D.C. committee after a meeting with Carrie Chapman Catt and Anna Howard Shaw, their superiors in NAWSA. Alice and Lucy then carried on to recruit volunteers to join their cause and to fight for women's suffrage, they planned parades to promote women's suffrage, called for women to boycott President Wilson
According to an American Dental Association survey, male dentists tend to earn about $42,700 more than their female counterparts in years 1995 to 2004 (Schultz). According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2004, “Male physicians earn $140,000, and females earn considerably less, $88,000. That translates into a gender wage gap of 62.9” (Zorn). The wage gap in the United States is not a problem to be taken lightly. This situation needs to be addressed by the government, similar to the Obama
Healthcare is a critical component of human survival. To sustain a healthy lifestyle, proper healthcare services should be offered based on universality and affordability. The access to healthcare has been, however, far from universal or affordable. For institutional, political and socioeconomic reasons, access to healthcare is characterized by growing disparities between healthcare service recipients. Institutionally, disparity can be witnessed in concentration of premium services in organizations which are better funded, having most qualified care providers and, predictably, having most sophisticated equipment and facilities.
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Physician-patient relationship: Ethical topic in medicine. Retrieved July 18, 2016, from http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/physpt.html Fellowship, C. M. (2016). The bible and medical ethics. Retrieved July 18, 2016, from https://www.cmf.org.uk/advocacy/philosophical-aspects/ethics/word-alive-98-lecture-3/ McCormick, T. R., & Faculty, Dm. (2014). Spirituality and medicine: Ethical topic in medicine.
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There has to be some type of insurance that is affordable for every person that provides them with at least the minimum benefits. Some health benefits are better than none at all. This will give people a higher expectancy of living a longer life, as oppose to somebody who has no medical coverage. Our lack of universal coverage has consequences. According to government and private studies, about 22,000 of our fellow Americans die each year of treatable diseases because they lack insurance and can’t afford a doctor.
For a majority of enrollees with lower incomes, the federal subsidies make the premiums more affordable. For those even closer to the poverty line, they can receive additional subsidies that reduce the deductibles even more. But for many middle class families that earn an average income of $97,000 for a family of four, the health coverage premiums and deductibles have sky-rocketed (Luhby). This is causing a huge amount of Americans opting to stay uninsured, rather than spend thousands a year. According to a Kaiser study, 46% of uninsured adults tried to get coverage but did not because it was too expensive (Luhby, 2017).