Similarly, Seniors which are a large part of the American population receive Medicare. So, they cannot double dip in tax benefits. For the middle class who has higher income and may be insured, it is hard to pass the 10 percent threshold . In conclusion most people do not qualify; the medical deduction is for people that are really sick and their sickness consume more that 10 percent of their adjusted gross income. Why is home ownership usually the “trigger” to itemizing
People in America are encouraged to become healthier by exercising, following a balanced diet, and assuming healthy habits. Unfortunately, most Americans cannot live a healthy lifestyle because their socioeconomic status limits their choices. The United States economic system functions as a hierarchy, where 1% of the population are more affluent than the rest (CNN). The economic gap makes it harder for the rest of the population to afford healthy behaviors. 15.1 percent of Americans fall below the poverty level, due to the economic disparity in America (State).
Introduction What is a single payer national health insurance? The Physicians For a National Health Program described it as, "... a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery care remains largely normal." Why is obtaining national health insurance so important? The United States spends more on health care than any other developed nation, yet over fifty-one million Americans have no health insurance at all. And the Americans that do have health insurance, often have expensive payments to make and find their health care woefully inadequate.
The inability to pay for necessary medical care is no longer a problem affecting only the uninsured, but is increasingly becoming a problem for those with health insurance as well. The average annual premiums for single and family health insurance under employer-sponsored coverage was $5,615 and $15,745, respectively, in 2012. (Source: Kaiser/HRET Survey of
It covers the cost of having to pay for a newborn child or a brain transplant. In some countries, there is no such thing as paying money for health insurance and comes with the annual taxes people spend every year. However, the United States do not include this within the thousands of dollars Americans spend every April and makes them spend even more if they want to cover themselves. With the prices of health care exploding, about 50 million Americans are left uninsured (Borosage, Parag. 4).
1% of the lowest percentage of people did not have healthcare coverage because they 're healthy so they don 't need insurance. The overall trend in this table shows that people do not have healthcare insurance because of lack of resources. Durkheim would say that this data depicts how the lack of these resources to provide health insurance could contributes to the stability of the whole society. Conflict theory states that groups within a capitalist society tend to interact in a destructive way that allows no mutual benefit and little cooperation.The data in the third table shows the general health status by income. 35% of the lowest percentage of people who make less than $15,000 mostly have fair and good health.
The money the federal government spends on welfare and food stamps combined is less than the amount they spend on disabled workers. The majority of these people getting paid for disabilities do not work (Joffe-Walt). The government already pays the disabled money whether they work or not, so they shouldn’t be receiving any more welfare money. Welfare is keeping some families alive. However, some people are not even working and are receiving money from the government to support their families.
Typically, lower class people have lower incomes because they just have a high school degree or some education from high school. 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
This film depicts the significance of advocating and fighting for patients as well as their rights in order to ensure that they are receiving optimal medical treatment. This film purpose is to help us realize that every member in the healthcare team has their
Ciottone et.al (2016) differentiating the role of nursing during preparedness and response phase of disaster management, the study emphasized that preparedness is focus on personal and professional preparedness. Where, personal preparedness constitutes familial matters other than himself. And, professional preparedness constitutes all knowledge, skills and attitude in performing duties and responsibilities under crises. Allender, Rector & Warner (2013) expounded disaster preparedness which involves a greater responsibility to the public by sharing timely and relevant information which may be utilized in disaster response; moreover, a responsibility as an advocate to stay safe and healthy in times of