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Unformatted text preview: II. What kind of health care do people get? (clinics, parents doctor, none?) A. US medical science is the best in the world i. New discoveries/techniques to prolonging life B. But not all US citizens have access to health care. (Most do not have health insurance – about 15%) i. Poor people, children, mentally ill, and some others are examples of people without insurance. 1. College graduates – most first jobs do not have good benefits ii. Emergency rooms – unless you are dying, treatment is not great. 1. They do not offer preventive care 2. If you don’t have insurance you will wait longer 3. Private hospitals do not have to take people without insurances III. Explore medical care myths A. US citizens are the healthiest people in the World i. US is about 20 th on the list ii. Determined by infant mortality rate and life span B. Medical hoaxes i. Things that cause cancer ii. Flesh eating banana peels iii. “butt spider”...
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, times greater risk, better quality life, i. Poor People