Vulnerable populations are those with a greater risk of developing health conditions. These groups may have difficulty accessing healthcare because of sociocultural status, limited economic resources, geographic, or characteristics such as age, gender (****). This separation puts members of these groups at risk for not obtaining necessary medical care and thus creates a possible threat to their health. Vulnerable populations include some group like chronically ill, people with HIV/AIDS, mentally ill and disabilities, substance abusers and homeless groups population. For example, disadvantaged and poor working individuals who are unable to obtain health care due to their immigrant status also ethnic minority groups, typically discriminated against even though they have successful careers, higher education and
Health care inequality is a prevalent issue in Massachusetts and around the United States. Low-income families and individuals all over the country are barred from receiving adequate and necessary health care due to a lack of insurance or due to restrictive policies in their existing insurance. According to a report done by the Working Poor Families Project in 2013 titled Low-Income Working Families: The Growing Economic Gap, a low-income family is defined as one who earns less than twice the federal poverty line, while a poor family is defined as one who earns less than the federal poverty line. For a family of four with two children to be considered low-income in 2011, the threshold was $45,622, with the federal poverty line being $22,811. (Population Reference Bureau) Over 43 million people in the United States, including 9 million children, do not have health insurance; the majority of these people are immigrants and people of color.
The Adoption Process is Hindering Us Thousands of couples, or individuals, across the U.S experience infertility, and with that face the heartbreaking scenario of not being able to have their own children. For these couples and individuals though there is a solution, although not an easy and always attainable one. These couples and individuals can make the decision to adopt, yet because of the inefficient process of adoption in the U.S, couples may steer away from this choice. For some couples and individuals the reality of being able to adopt doesn’t seem attainable, and with this they may experience waves of emotions from not being able to have a family. The U.S adoption process hinders couples and individuals goals of one day having
Unfortunately, there are consumers that have limited or no reading, comprehension skills whatsoever. Sometimes illiteracy brings about shame, lack of education and even poor health. Many cannot even fill out insurance paperwork with confidence about what they are filling out is. The lack of confidence brings about doubt, an uneasiness of understanding our healthcare system. The agitation leaves the consumer vulnerable and cut off from yet another part of the world leaving a road block between the healthcare provider and consumer.
As you lose self-control, you lose your ability to cope with stress. It becomes harder for you to keep yourself out of stressful situations, and you’re more likely to create them for yourself (such as by overreacting to people). The Yale research shows us why so many people get sucked into progressive rounds of greater and greater stress until they completely burn out (or worse). Dwindling self-control is particularly scary when you consider that stress affects physiological functions in the brain, contributing to chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. And stress doesn’t stop there—it’s linked to depression, obesity, and decreased cognitive performance.
It is true that going through a transition is extremely expensive. But now in 2017, President Donald Trump does not want that to happen anymore because of the tremendous medical costs. Trump describing the transgender as a burden is very heartbreaking for a reader. This must be heartbreaking for a reader because no one should call someone a burden, especially regarding a group that faces high rates of bullying, homelessness, abuse, physical and sexual abuse. (Filipovic “From school to society, the intolerance transgender people face”).
One of the major health problems in these countries is that there is a lack of access to health care systems, meaning that people with Tuberculosis are unable to get medication, and therefore the disease becomes fatal and many end up dying. Where as in first world countries , there is much greater accessibility to health care systems , meaning that the amount of people dying due to Tuberculosis will be much less than that of a third world country. The reason for the lack of accessibility of health care systems in third world countries is due to the fact that these countries are still developing and have not yet fully developed their health care systems and their current medical care systems are not adequate enough to fulfil the medical needs of their citizens. Despite all of the developments and promises of modern medicine, most of the world is still struggling to get the basics of medical care: simple diagnostic tests, affordable medicines, and adequate supply distribution is still a problem. (Robert Cooke, February
Socioeconomic differences are closely tied to income, for instance, immigrant workers have a low income and are therefore unable to access quality care as they can barely afford it, they therefore cannot afford private hospitals and therefore flock public hospitals whose quality of care is wanting. On the other hand a bureaucrat on wall street can be able to afford the highest quality of care and its more likely he is of the white race while the immigrant is Latino there is therefore a sharp contrast between the two indicates that race is a factor in health provision and may even contribute to discrimination in the provision of health services. Socio economic status also affects the perception the doctor has of the patient, as I realized from an experience whereby the doctor was talking to an immigrant his tone was condescending, cold and arrogant, but when the same doctor was talking to a well dressed lady who appeared affluent his tone was warm, polite and friendly. This therefore differences in socioeconomic stratification affected doctor patient communication. From my time in the hospital I also noted underrepresentation of racialized groups in the medical profession which contributed to the discrimination in health care system, since the minorities did not have
Not having a full knowledge of American laws is also a barrier and very scary for newly-arriving refugees. Finally, another very big barrier is the fact that refugees usually can only get low-income jobs and, therefore, their families have very limited financial resources, which makes life in America very challenging -- because everything costs money! Feeling “different” is also a pretty big barrier for refugees, especially children going
For both the uninsured group and those who are eligible for government assistance because of their low economic position, access to health is limited by the number of private providers willing to treat them. In many cases private providers are linked to particular private health insurance companies and won 't accept patients outside their network. These people must then rely on the overburdened public health system for care, and as such usually only seek treatment in emergencies. The public health system, while filled with competent staff, is nevertheless restricted by its funding and can therefore not always provide all these patients with the best quality of care. The inequality in health care access is a continuing issue in America and as such it is important for future consumers and workers on the Foothill College campus to have a thorough understanding of the issue so they can move to improve the problem in the
Unfortunately, the cost remains high and most Americans are unable to afford insurance. This rationality is due to healthy American’s unable to qualify for premium tax credit and an increase in their premiums. Also, the cost-sharing standard silver plan reasonable deductibles, complicated APTC with inaccurate income projection, minimal employer coverage and individuals mandates with
There are four major barriers identified from the above status of the African American population and these are related to socio-economic status of this minority group as most of find healthcare extremely too expensive to obtain. Some of African American are immigrants with various language barriers and has difficulties in understanding the health care need or are scared to talk about their conditions with healthcare providers. Due cultural differences, lifestyles and beliefs acquired from their fore fathers, and are not willing to change from the old way of living to adopt a new healthy ones and lastly, health care workers also discriminate against African American patients and as such that most of them refuse to seek treatment for the ailment because experiences encounter in the past (American Nurses Association,