Inadequate or lack of insurance coverage health

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Inadequate or lack of insurance coverageHealth insurance makes a big difference in when and whether people will be able to get the necessary medical care. Uninsured people are more likely to postpone health care or cancel italtogether compared to insured people. The consequences of not accessing healthcare at the right time can be severe especially there are preventable conditions such as a chronic disease that could go undetected. People without health insurance are more likely to skip prevent services and report that they do not have a regular source of health care compared to people that have health coverage. Studies show that people that are uninsured are three times more likely to state that they have not
BARRIERS TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE4had a visit to a medical practitioner within the past 12 months. They are also less likely to receiveadequate care like recommended screen tests such as colon cancer screening, pap smear, blood sugar screening, cholesterol checks, and blood pressure checks. Another reason why people that have poor access to care is that about half do not have a regular place where they can get medicaladvice. Most of the insured people have a regular place when they are sick and when they need medical advice. This creates a great ease for people that are insured to get medical assistance andadvice when they need one. Studies show that uninsured children also face challenges in getting the care they need. Compared to any other section of the population, children that are uninsured are likely to lack a source of care, delay their care, and have unmet medical needs. Uninsured children also have injuries and unmet childhood illnesses that do not receive the same level of care like those of insured individuals. They are at a high risk of missed diagnoses for serious health conditions and preventable hospitalizations cannot be treated. There are proportions of the population that receive gaps in their health insurance coverage. Such gaps in health insurance results in a decreased access to care. Individuals with gaps in their health insurance coverage are less likely to have fewer cholesterol checks and bloodpressure checks compared to those people that receive adequate coverage (Sommers et al., 2017).Children that are also uninsured for a part of the year have poor healthcare access problems compared to children that have a full year of coverage. This shows that a short period of coverage improves access to care and a short period of lack of coverage decreases access to care.Research shows that gaining health insurance improves access to health care considerablyand diminishes the adverse effects that result from being uninsured. A seminal study of Medicaidexpansion in Oregon found that uninsured adults that gained Medicaid coverage get more likely
BARRIERS TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE5to receive prescriptions and have an outpatient visit. This proportion of the population becomes

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