In women, the risk for CHD increases after age 55. The difference in coronary heart disease between genders is significant. Among middle-aged people, CHD is 2-5 times more common in men than in women (Jousilahti, 1999). However, CHD prevalence was greater among men (7.8%) than women (4.6%) in
He might last another year ⎯ maybe not” (35). His diagnosis is a death sentence, not because the diseases are incurable, because the clinic doesn’t have the resources to buy the cure for him. (35) “There’s barely enough money to buy aspirin [, the doctor says.] [And it’s] like this every day. ...[The slums] are packed with other kids just as bad off ” (35).
People all around the world have no chance of surviving simple to treat diseases or sicknesses due to the fact that they can’t afford health insurance. In the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” it says “...the last thing he remembered before falling unconscious under the anesthesia was a doctor saying his mother’s cells were one of the most important things that had ever happened to medicine. Sonny woke up more than $125,000 in debt because he didn’t have health insurance to cover the surgery (Lacks 306).” This quote shows how people that can’t afford health insurance because they are poor are expected to pay the money for the surgery. His own mother’s cells were the biggest breakthrough in medicine history but her son couldn’t afford health insurance. This is something that is happening all over our world today.
4. Diverse women face more obstacles in aging than their white counterparts because health disparities exist between the two. For example, older African American experience higher rates of type 2 diabetes than their white counterparts. Also, Latina women have higher mortality from cervical and uterine cancers than white women.
Unfortunately, there are racial disparities in the United States in the legal system. Prison sentences imposed on African American males in the federal system are nearly 20 percent longer than white males convicted of similar crimes. The 1994 Crime Bill signed by President Clinton established mandatory minimum sentences. African American and Latino offenders sentenced in state and federal courts face greater odds of incarceration than white offenders who are in similar situations and receive longer sentences than whites in some jurisdictions. Research has shown that race plays a significant role in determination on which homicide cases resulted in death sentences.
In the recent years, the population of Americans incarcerated has increased at extraordinary rates. In fact, the U.S has the highest incarceration rate in the world (Bureau of Justice Statistics). The majority of those incarcerated are for non-violent crimes, like for the use of drugs, possession of drugs, distribution of drugs, property crimes, and petty theft. Interestingly, the numbers of those incarcerated are higher in one ethnic group than another. Research shows that African Americans and Hispanics are often charged longer sentences and are convicted of crimes that only require mandatory minimum sentencing far more than Whites.
“Twice or thrice before she had suddenly packed Ethan’s valise and started off to Bettsbridge, or even Springfield, to seek the advice of some new doctor, and her husband had grown to dread these expeditions because of their cost” (pg. 33). The quote shows that Zeena needs impacts Ethan in a costly way. Ethan and Zeena are poor and Zeena 's trip to Bettsbridge only is drowning him in debt
Black defendants were 1.1 times more likely to receive the death penalty than the white defendants. 78 percent of the death penalty defendants are black, 11 percent were white, as well as Latino. (Constitutional Rights Foundation) African Americans are counted for more than a third of the arrest for violent
The higher risk may be the result of a lack of peer support, the harassment, and mental health conditions leading to a higher rate of substance abuse issues. “For LGBTQI people aged 10-24, suicide is one of the leading causes of death. LGBT youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide. Questioning youth are 3 times more likely attempt suicide” (Inside/Out Youth Services,
Recently, there has been an increased incidence of organ failure along with a staggering lack of organ donors. This dilemma has created a public health crisis. “As a result there has been a major increase in the number of patients on transplant waiting lists as well as in the number of patients dying while on the waiting list (Abouna).” This public health crisis has robbed hundreds of thousands of patients a better quality of life, as well as a substantial amount of money for medical care (Abouna). “90 percent of the patients on the transplant list are actually waiting for a kidney. Patients are dying every day because we don’t have enough organs to go around (Atala).” With the proper funding, thousands of people would have the possibility of a better quality of life.
document B shows that prohibition caused more people to kill, most likely to get the alcohol they couldn 't live without. Homicide rates were up to about almost 1 million people by 1933. By 1940 the homicide rates went down to about 500-600 thousand. There were more homicides than for ww1 and
Second, a handful of insurance companies deny customers needed care when all requirements are in order, and many times ending in death. These insurance companies are directly responsible for a majority of those deaths. The movie sicko takes a person into the dirty work of insurance companies. One man is employed to look over the medical history of thousands and thousands people looking for flaws in the application or preexisting conditions to cancel the policy and save money. Yet, there are still loopholes for the companies.
“This says you got 98 out of 200,” his mom quietly said. You could tell it killed her to tell him. “So I failed, and can’t get into a college?” he said fighting back his tears. He looked up to try to stop the tears from flowing, but it didn’t work. He was a wreck his mom was to saddened to see him like this.
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. (Reid 2) The wealthy people with money, the elderly, and the less fortunate are able to receive all of the benefits of having health care insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. Unfortunately, for the rest of the people who make too much or make too little, who may also one day come down with an illness, are basically left to die. It is as unfair