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Unformatted text preview: 6:33 9 & learn . liberty . edu Collection To understand the relationship between public health and healthcare delivery systems , we must first define each side . Public health can be simply summed up as the health of the population . The science behind public health helps prevent disease , prolong life and advocate / initiate change for the betterment of society . Healthcare delivery systems are institutions and professionals that deliver care to uninsured or other vulnerable populations . In 2010 , 50 million people ( 16 percent of the U. S. population ) were uninsured . Access to health care services , particularly in rural and frontier communities or disadvantaged urban centers , is often limited .*! It is alarming to know that 16% of the US population does not have access to health insurance and without the proper education can lead to prohibition of treatment for life - threatening or terminal diseases . It is unfair that as a society we must pay for health insurance . it is even more disheartening knowing that the less fortunate are unable to afford it which may cause their expiration . Public health services in the United States are highly fragmented and are financed by a complex mixture of federal , state , local , and private sources that vary across communities , are earmarked for specific categorical disease priorities , and fluctuate over time depending on budgets & ets and separate appropriation decisions at the federal , state , and local level . ! This means that the issue of health insurance lies in the governments hands and whenever they want to address...
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