Issues in Health Care

Issues in Health Care - 2) Social Inequality- Sociologists...

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Issues in Health Care 1) Medical Care: A Right or a Commodity? - A primary controversy in the US is whether or not medical care is a right or a privilege. If it is a right, then all citizens should have easy access to good medical care. If it is a privilege, then the rich will have access to one type of care, the poor to another. Currently, medical care is not the right of citizens, but a commodity to be sold at the highest price. Those with the money can buy better quality, while the poor and uninsured must go without. - There has been a significant increase in the cost of medical care since the 1960s.
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Unformatted text preview: 2) Social Inequality- Sociologists have found an inverse correlation between mental problems and social class. The lower class bear many stresses that come with poverty; compared to middle- and upper-class Americans, the poor have less job security, lower wages, more unpaid bills and insistent bill collectors, more divorce, greater vulnerability to crime, more alcoholism, more violence, and more physical illness. Such conditions deal severe blows to peoples emotional well-being....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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