Over the course of the semester I started maintaining a health journal and updated as much as I could almost every day. I thought the activity would be strenuous, but it highly contributed in my diagnosis as I could simply refer to the symptoms I had experienced over a duration and not be caught off guard as I usually am whenever a doctor asked me what kind of symptoms I had been experiencing. I will cite the major events that occurred and how I went about this treatment whether in hospitals or just in a clinic. Full disclosure, I have always been lactose intolerant, I am allergic to peanut butter and my family has a history of diabetes. The first major incident happened on March 4, on my friend’s birthday, it was a jovial time with plenty
That’s a strange concept because most people believe paying more, gets you more. However, these numbers shine a new light on this idea, of paying less, for more. What also must be considered in the above photo is the price: all the costs of the health insurances have been converted into U.S dollars, so in other the U.S amount, it would take to buy those health insurances. ← coherency It is pretty shocking to see the U.S so far behind many of those countries listed. But, there is still a population gap between the U.S and all those countries listed.
Health inequality and equity is best understood as a linking concept. To conclude if the one can constitute the other, we must first define them. Best defined health inequality is understood as various health states which individuals experience within their population (Ataguba, Akazil & Di Mclntyre, 2011). Whereas, health inequity refers to plausibly and systematically avoiding health difference through social structures or barriers (Braveman, Kumanyika, Fielding, LaVeist, Manderscheid & Troutman, 2011). In layman’s terms health inequity can refer to the fairness of a health system.
Martin Luther King, who was a social justice and equality fighter, fought for minorities against inequality, defined as lack of fair treatment in the sharing of wealth or opportunities; once he said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane" (1966), he became an American hero since he fought for social justice, he influenced a generation to rise up and fight against inequality, when the easier choice would have been to just give up. Sadly, this fight against inequality isn’t over, inequality in health care can be found in two main areas, the first is disparities in care, including access to hospitals, doctors, skilled professionals, medical technology, essential medicine, and proper procedures,
A major healthcare concern is making medicine available to those who are impoverished and live in underserved areas. I grew up in Gloversville, New York, a medium sized town that was at one point considered the most impoverished city in the state. Growing up in this region has given me understanding of what life is like in underserved areas. I 've witnessed first hand, the difference in opportunity between myself and students coming from a more urbanized background. It is easy to empathize with those who do not receive proper treatment due to demographic disadvantages.
Introduction Over the years the American Health Care reform issue has created much controversy amongst the American people. Since the passage of the Medicaid and Medicare Act of 1965 which at the time provided certain people such as the elderly, disable and low income families’ health insurance coverage. During the Presidential years of Truman, Nixon and Bill Clinton they each presented a new health care proposal but never got enacted. This was due through failed initiatives since it was important to get support from interest groups and political parties.
Sources define the term health disparities as differences between different communities and their health care, as well as the health differences that are linked to disadvantages in communities including age, gender, racial or ethnic group, and geographic locations. Health disparities are directly related to the distribution of social, political, economic, and environmental resources. The CDC explains multiple factors health disparities are caused by including poverty, environmental threats, inadequate access to health care, individual and behavioral factors, and educational inequalities (William, 2011). Inequities in education have a key relationship with health disparities. Adolescents associated with social and health problems tend to drop out of school.
John Rawls and Robert Nozick are well known as the most eminent political philosophers of the U.S in the late twentieth century. Both of them have had their views of justice and are reviewed and explained as follows: Rawls did a work in 1971 and was about A Theory of Justice. This was his major work that he did, and it greatly assisted to shape a social justice concept, which is social democratic and liberal. He provided a theory that represented an alternative to utilitarianism.
Healthcare in the United States is in desperate need of reform. There are several rationales to further explain this proposition. As an illustration, the Declaration of Independence states our unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In other words, every individual should be entitled to healthcare as it preserves life and promotes the general welfare. The federal government should, therefore, enact a program of universal health to better protect and serve all of its citizens.
EQUALITY OR SUFFICIENCY? A FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY PERSPECTIVE I In contemporary debates on theories of justice, equality is often taken to be foundational for theories of justice. For example, Rawls’ theory of justice claims that there should be an equal distribution of primary goods (reference), Dworkin argues for an equal distribution of resources (reference), and others argue for equal distribution of opportunities for welfare (reference + names?).