What are the barriers to children in accessing health-care services in the United States? Why do these barriers exist? The barriers to access to health-care services for include availability (limited supply and resources), accessibility (geographic), accommodation (office hours, same day access to care), acceptability (comfort with care provider), and affordability (access to finances). Changes in economic and social changes provides challenges to children health. Change in thefamily structure, geographic location, and the economic status of the family influences the overall health of the health in children according to Healthy People2020 (2019), high cost of care, inadequate/no insurance coverage, and lack of culturally competent care creates a barrierto seeking health care.Barriers to healthcare exist due to lack of information on how to access care.Financial barriers exist due to limited resources. Geographical barriers limit access for healthcare in rural areas. Cultural and language barriers prevent communication. Resources barriers prevent getting services in a timely manner. Barriers to accessing may exist when parents are not informed about the resources they have to seek heath care for their children. Social workers and health care workers can link patents to health care resources, services and opportunities for their children.ReferencesBalistreri, K.S. (2019). Original research: Food insufficiency and children with specialhealthcare needs. Public Health, 167, 55-61.Healthy People2020. (2019). Access to healthcare services. Retrieved from-ServicesMusumeci, M. (2018). Medicaid’s Role for children with special health care needs. JournalOf Law, Medicine & Ethics, 46(4), 897-905.
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