46.8 million Americans were reported as uninsured in 2013, which equivocates to one sixth of the population. Those without insurance have revealed that they risk “more problems getting care, are diagnosed at later disease stages, and get less therapeutic care” (National Health Care Disparities Report) and those insured risk losing their insurance. Inadequately covered citizens are often working-class individuals who simply cannot receive insurance due to uncontrollable inconveniences and therefore jeopardize having medical coverage. In these instances, Americans have a chance of being diagnosed with diseases that they had no opportunity to prevent or could not diagnose them at an early stage of the illness. Patients have suffered unnecessarily due to lack of health care, and “18,000 Americans die every year because they don't have health insurance” (PNHP).
Some factors that may contribute to the lack of care for minorities are cultural and religious beliefs, geographic locations, and preferences for treatment (Johnson 2003). Although, these may be factors that contribute to the reason it is not exact. Access to care and research for minorities who suffer from advanced illnesses, palliative care, is limited; the availability of high quality care is not equivalent to those of non-minority races.
Past research indicates that there has been racial and income inequality in Los Angeles for decades. More specifically, there has been racial and income disparities in quality of life and access to resources. Blacks and Latinos have a lower quality of life and access to fewer resources than Whites. The income level of Blacks and Latinos is also lower than that of Whites. The purpose of this research was to investigate how race and income impact such factors as quality of life, access to resources, education, and personal beliefs.
Working Disincentives The previously discussed working incentives which would occur with the introduction of a guaranteed minimum income, are challenged by the beliefs of Preston and Haywood. By taking into account the major increase in taxes, one can argue that the average and marginal tax rates will also increase. This will lead to the work disincentive, as recipients retain far less of any additional dollar that they
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analysis of data from the largest U.S. metropolitan areas has shown that people who are living in poor neighborhoods have a higher decrease in health than a person who is from a more stable economic neighborhood. The study has also shown that people living within poor neighborhoods also have a higher likely-hood to live in areas with
There has been a dramatic decline across America in segregation between blacks and non-blacks (Glaeser & Vigdor 2001). Many people are more likely to interact with other races today than they were ten years ago due this decline in segregation. The current research will use that as a basis when looking at facial recognition and the cross-race
After reading about the Social Security, I learned that it is not as reliable as every person thoughts it would be. There are constantly adjusting the terms and conditions for the Social Security. So by the time I am retired, I might not be eligible or receive as much income as I should. The other two options are the private pension, which is not for every worker, and personal savings. Even though we do not make additional income from our personal savings, it should be more reliable than the first two choices if I carefully manage and planned out the budgets.
In the article “US Socioeconomic and Racial Differences in Health: Patterns and Explanations” they explain the effect socioeconomic and race plays on your health. We have discussed in class over and over again about the poor treatment that are minorities have. We also discussed how they have a higher chance of living in a location that is close to polluted waters or near factories that don’t practices the proper method of disposing of harmful waste. When they explain that the federal government only recognizes five races I became infuriated. There should be one race “HUMAN” we are all equal.
In 2007, 13.8 percent of females were poor compared to the 11.1 percent of men. Women living in high-income countries such as the United States give birth with the help of medical attention, but for low-income countries this is usually not the case. The Death Toll in poverty by race causes the population of many poor Americans to double 25 percent every year. There are a lot of drawbacks to those who have low-income such as housing stability and economic development. Even with economic development, working conditions are harder due to Global income.
A few things the article focused on were the definition of health disparities, the social disadvantages, and the political side. According to Healthy people2010, health disparities are “differences that occur by gender, race or ethnicity, education or income, disability, living in rural localities or sexual orientation”. Yes, I agree with that statement, but I think that race or ethnicity is the main one, that has lead to housing, education, and income inequalities. Blacks and Latinos have always been seen as inferior because racial discrimination, just like the article says, is rooted in our history.