Moreover, among the rural parts of Mexico health care is extremely low. As indicated in Use of Health Services, the poor people use less health services than the rich people, even though the poor are the mostly needed. In general, the low income areas are substandard with inadequate supplies of medicine. Moreover, some hospitals lack the number of beds for patients. Therefore, there aren't enough beds for the patients and poor people cannot afford to pay for private hospitals.
The other represented example of social injustice in the book is the treatment of people who had little income and no education. People lost lots of things during the depression which ruined their lives and quality of life. People are then born into poverty. When people grow up without money, they must leave school early to go to work to help pay for things. When they do this, they lose so much education that they could have received.
Similarly, after a disaster, these populations have a much lower resilience due to their social factors. Their lack of adequate housing leads to larger damages or even complete losses of housing, leading them to rely on disaster funding and resources which a lot of the time is underfunded, sub-par and inadequate to provide them with long term resources to get them back on their
Also, vanilla bean take approximately two years to grow and they are quite expensive. One of main reasons to why Madagascar is so poor is because the government was corrupt and stole money that was given by other countries. Also, mining and fishing does not help with the long term economic growth. The lack of infrastructure mostly roads makes it hard for people to sell their products to customers. Because Madagascar is the one of the poorest countries in the
Consequently, this leads to a reduced amount of tax revenues and less money able to be spent on education, health, transport etc. Recently, public universities have experienced a decrease in their state funding, leaving them no choice but to raise tuition fees. Given stagnant and declining salaries for middle class in the US, it becomes more difficult to afford these expenses. Nevertheless, education is still indispensable which is the reason why debt can be
It can be argued that vaccinations are expensive and may not treat the disease. “Together, since 1986, they have pushed up the average cost to fully vaccinate a child with private insurance to the age of 18 to $2,192 from $100, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” (“Vaccine Costs Soaring”). This is an excessive amount of money, but in most cases insurance covers the cost of vaccinations because they are so important for the human body. If people are concerned about the price of something that can save a child’s life; then they have the wrong
The main reason healthcare is so hard to have in the U.S and the reason so many citizens disagree with it is because if the government were to make it free and available to everyone is because it would increase our debt and deficit. “Spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program, all government programs that provide a right to health care for certain segments of the population, totaled less than 10% of the federal budget in 1985, but by 2012 these programs took up 21% of the federal budget” (ProCon). Another reason so many people disagree with having a universal system is because some people believe it’s not right for the citizens who have to pay more taxes for healthcare when they can pay for it already. "Free health care isn't really free since we must pay for it with taxes; expenses for health care would have to be paid for with higher taxes or spending cuts in other areas such as defense, education, etc.”
Poverty: the state or condition where a person is unable to satisfy their most basic human needs such as water, shelter and food due to lack to money, there are two types of poverty: Extreme poverty and moderate poverty. Extreme poverty is when people cannot obtain adequate resourced to support the minimum level of physical health. Some reasons for poverty include: • Poor education • High levels of unemployment in a country • Low level of skills • Lack of access to services • Family history • Born into a poor environment People living below the poverty line are required to get government assistance, poverty rates have however decreased because of an increase in social grants. Types of Poverty: • Absolute Poverty o The chronic lack of basic food, water, health and housing. People living in absolute poverty tend to struggle to live and experience more child deaths from preventable diseases like malaria, cholera and water contamination.
Class, race, gender, and age are all factors related to health access. First of all, health is linked to social class. Rich developed countries have better health care than poor, underdeveloped countries. Poverty in poor countries results in malnutrition, poor hygiene, and lack of health education which in turn leads to the spread of many diseases; this is especially true in poor countries in the African continent or Bangladesh, for example. In these countries, the country does not have the money to improve the health care with new technologies nor the money to treat all the citizens, and the people who live in poverty do not have the money to pay for their own treatment especially if it is not free.
They can lead to detrimental health issues for the baby (as it has left the womb underdeveloped) and thus plenty of stress for the parents. Birth defects are more common in IVF rather than natural baby-making, and for unclear reasons. Some believe that it is due to the IVF process, while others believe infertility in itself is to blame. Regardless, though, Alexandra Sifferlin, a health journalist for TIME says (regarding IVF and its links to birth defects) that “Among 4795 babies born after IVF [in California]...3,463 babies had congenital birth defects” (Sifferlin, IVF Linked to More Birth Defects, TIME.com). As one can discern, IVF has negligent effects on the millions of mothers and
People still remained uninsured due to the high costs of insurance coverage. Now, Americans will be able to pay for the costs, “The new law opens the door to the healthcare system for these uninsured Americans and ushers them inside with financial assistance so that they can get basic coverage, either through Medicaid...or subsidized health insurance via exchanges” (Tate 13). It is important that Americans will be able to get financial assistance with the ACA because they are able to get at the least basic coverage, which will then decrease the amount of uninsured Americans across the nation. If Americans are still not uninsured and cannot afford health insurance, they are able to get covered through Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act has worked on the eligibility of Medicaid, which has filled in the gaps for the poorest Americans by creating a minimum Medicaid income eligibility level across the nation.
In my research, I’ve found that there happen to be more pros than cons to the act. With there being a lengthy list of them, I’ve dissected the list to two vital pros. One of those pros is that The Affordable Care Act helps to prevent illness among the youth in America through many law revisions. The Affordable Act allows youth to remain under their parent 's’ health insurance until the age of 26. Because of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of uninsured youths fell from 48% in 2010 to 21% in 2012 and continues to drop to this day.
With their health rates decreasing, children are more likely to become sick. Africa is known for a low amount of money; therefore, children stay sick because medication is not available for them. (“Health Issues” 4). Not only has the effects of malnutrition become catastrophic but also the effects of malnutrition, killing millions of African
With the act enforced, it left immigrants in poverty. With the social welfare already strain and in the need of an overhaul, immigrants are falling through the cracks as far as getting assistance. The dependency of welfare for the immigrants are great due to lack of resources. The children of the immigrants are the ones that suffers the most. According to Berg-Weger, the children of immigrants are more at risk living in poverty and experiencing educational and health care deficits (Berg-Weger, 2013).
Many families are still living paycheck to paycheck or even worse unfortunately resulting in giving their children no chance to excel in school and promoting very low self-esteem that if nothing is done will have a permanent and damaging effect on them as adults. Children in poverty are more in danger of not only repeating the cycle and living in poverty, but also becoming totally dependent on the federal and state assistance. As the rate of federal assistance for families increases the focus on hunger, starvation and death among the poor decreases. Many families that are still living at or below the poverty line have to choose between food and paying the life sustaining bills like water for example. Prior to the recession in 2008 the United States had not seen such a drop in finances in individuals and families since the Great Depression.