Healthcare and Poverty at the Global Level

Poor people often do not have access to proper treatment. Accordingly, such persons are more likely to get sick because new diseases appear, and the old ones have not been cured yet. The only way to tackle this problem is to overcome poverty as it is the key to the stable development of the state and the growth of the well-being of its citizens in the field of medical services. In the modern period, a time of rapid economic development, poverty and medical inequality are becoming more acute. As it is challenging to solve this problem on one’s own, this issue is becoming global and needs to be addressed not only at the national but also at the international level. Poverty can be both a cause and a consequence of a lack of medical care.

Ashish, K. J. (2016). Tackling the social determinants of health: Small steps on a long journey. JAMA Forum Archive

Ashish, as a doctor, analyzes the fight of homeless people with medical problems such as diabetes and how the government can help them. He mentioned the United States government’s goal to reduce healthcare expenses and improve Medicare and Medicaid in most of the United States communities. The author noted that the Accountable Health Communities program can help address poverty. He also highlights the importance of the AHC program for aiding low-income persons in nations such as Sweden and Switzerland. The article examines why the program operates effectively in other countries and will not operate well in the United States, as social expenditure cannot be controlled.

Gail, W. (2016). Addressing social issues affecting health to improve US health outcomes. JAMA

This article highlights the existing healthcare initiatives in the USA for supporting minorities. It focuses on socioeconomic problems that impact health care, such as a lack of health insurance, affecting around 16 percent. Research in this article says that many of America’s impoverished individuals do not have insurance and suffer from underpaid insurance. More study has shown that wait times are more significant in the USA than in Canada for the medical treatment of needy individuals. In addition, impoverished Canadian patients were diagnosed with breast cancer considerably sooner than their counterparts in the United States. These data demonstrate the effects of poverty on health care for the poor in the US. This document provides an overview of the impact of poverty on American minorities.

Hadler, J. L., Yousey-Hindes, K., Pérez, A., Anderson, E. J., Bargsten, M., Bohm, S. R., & Chaves, S. S. (2016). Influenza-related hospitalizations and poverty levels – the United States, 2010-2012. MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 65(5), 101-105.

The Center for Disease Control is the entity responsible for this study. Their results reveal that the amount of poverty and hospitalization are directly correlated with influenza. Statistics indicate that the number of people living in areas below federal poverty was considerably higher with influenza-related hospitalizations. Search results have shown a correlation between poverty and hospitalization as a result of illnesses such as influenza and a linkage between ethnicity and economics and flu hospitalization. This investigation indicates that deprivation can lead to the unavailability of medical services.

McCartney, G., Popham, F., McMaster, R., & Cumbers, A. (2019). Defining health and health inequalities. Public Health, 172, 22–30. 

This article presents the connection between health and medical inequality in the modern world. At this stage in the development of medicine, those who have less money do not have the opportunity to receive medical care on an equal footing with everyone. Often, those who grow up in low-income families need urgent medical surgery. Many expensive surgeries can save lives, but most cannot pay for them. The article clearly describes that inequality is manifested in that even human life can depend on money. In general, poverty is an essential issue for discussion at the state level. The article notes that poverty and the need for medical care have increased significantly in recent decades. The report also identifies the categories of people who suffer most from this problem – children from low-income families and retirees.

Berger, L. M., Cancian, M., & Magnuson, K. (2018). Anti-poverty policy innovations: New proposals for addressing poverty in the United States. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 4(2), 1. 

The article describes that poverty arises from the inefficiency of the socioeconomic system and structural errors. The problem of poverty is a complex, multifaceted mechanism, the causes of which are both national and international. At the present stage of the institution of poverty and as a consequence of inequality, it is impossible to find a universal solution to this problem that could be applied globally. Poverty-fighting programs for the United States and international efforts to support national action and the parallel implementation of an international environment to address poverty are central to addressing poverty issues. Thus, poverty eradication is the fulfillment of human rights obligations. More attention needs to be paid to the fight against poverty because the level of poverty of the population affects the development of the state and, to some extent, affects the international relations of the state.

Singh, G. K., Daus, G. P., Allender, M., Ramey, C. T., Martin, E. K., Perry, C., Reyes, A., & Vedamuthu, I. P. (2017). Social determinants of health in the United States: Addressing major health inequality trends for the nation, 1935-2016. International Journal of MCH and AIDS, 6(2), 139–164. 

The purpose of this article is to prove that the state must change its laws in the medical field in favor of citizens. In general, the report describes that it is necessary to bring order to health insurance. After all, people almost always do not have enough money for medical treatment. Insurance premiums are often too high, but they do not cover even half the cost of medication. Analyzing the direct links between overcoming poverty and ensuring socioeconomic and medical human rights, the article notes that many factors lead to impoverishment. The most important of these are discrimination, unequal access to resources, and social and cultural stigma.

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