1) I believe that most people in the U.S. get their healthcare through their jobs. Most occupations provide coverage to their workers, and therefore I believe that this holds true throughout most of the working middle class.
2) I believe that some of the working class doesn’t have health insurance simply because they cannot afford it. Some of those in the middle class still struggle to get by and therefore may not be able to afford health insurance on top of their other expenses.
3) I do not believe that the U.S. should provide free healthcare from those of lower incomes because it hurts the country as a whole. Nothing is ever free, and therefore the cost of this would have to come from tax payers and furthermore those who make more, which is overall unfair to them.
4) I am not surprised by these findings which state that strong associations exist between social factors and health outcomes. I say that because many health issues, such as receiving medical care, are influenced by socioeconomic status (social factors), among other things.
5) I believe that the U.S. spending a lot of money on healthcare isn’t helping the problem because they’re not being allocated properly. I do not believe that the funds are equally spend to less fortunate or economically poor areas, which hurts the end goal of solving the healthcare issue.
I agree with Reagan that money needs to be spread more equally to different areas. If all areas benefited then the economy would surge into new heights.
1.I believe that many Americans get their healthcare through the jobs that they work. “Almost half of all Americans get their health care coverage through their employer” says netCredit.com.
2. I believe many people do not have health insurance because they are unable to pay for it even though it would help out their large health bills. Many people only think about health insurance taking their money and not about how it will save them money. Another reason is maybe that employers don’t give their employees health insurance especially if it is a temporary job or doesn’t include any other benefits for them.
3. I believe that people should be given some free healthcare. I mean that the U.S. should cover some of the expenses of major medical services, but not all. This can help the many who are struggling from major medical problems because they don’t have the money to cover the large bills.
4. The article supports many others that show the statistics of poverty, race, gender and education in the U.S.I didn’t find the results very surprising because I have seen many others like it including the book that I read, The Working Poor.
5. I believe that adding money to the healthcare problem isn’t helping because they are not spending it on the people who need it the most, which is the poor. I feel to fix the problem we need to look deeper into the problems of healthcare the country has and see which causes need the support the most.
1. I believe most Americans get their healthcare through the company they work for. Many office jobs provide insurance for cheaper rates and provide better insurance than what they could get elsewhere. In addition, this kind of healthcare usually covers the whole family as way.
2. Many people choose to spend money on the things they find important to them in the present, rather than save that money for the future and put it into things like healthcare.
3. I think the US should provide healthcare for those who make low wages, because it would allow the lower class to advance financially because they would not have to worry about medical bills, but it may cause problems for the wealthy, as they will be the ones who get taxed more which would likely make them angry and inclined to leave the US to avoid these extra taxes.
4. These findings did not surprise me, because it is logically for someone of a lower financial situation to receive less benefits in the healthcare community, because they cannot afford it. New treatments and technologies will not be used on these people because of their financial background, and it does not shock me. People who have low incomes typically also live in poverty stricken areas, so their schools will not be as nice since they have little funding, so lower class people having a worse education than more upper class people also makes since, because class status is a big deal in America.
5. Healthcare inequality is not being fixed because the funding by the government continues to go towards the middle class and not the low class workers who need it the most. I believe that if the US would become a socialist country these problems could be fixed, because everyone would be provided with free healthcare.
I agree with Sydney about the problem of healthcare not being given to the lower class which are the people that need it the most. This is one of the major problems our government has when it comes to healthcare.
I agree with Sydney that their is not enough revenue being put into our lower class and that the United States should have more socialist tendencies for the economy
1) I believe that most Americans get their healthcare from their jobs. The companies that they work for typically provide them with healthcare and these companies usually cover everything for their workers.
2) I believe the reason that the working class does not have healthcare is because it is extremely expensive. Compared to other developed countries, America's healthcare is almost twice as expensive, which can prevent the working class from being able to afford to have healthcare.
3) I do not believe that the U.S. should provide free healthcare to low income families. Although providing healthcare to low income families has some benefits, it would more negatively impact our country. If the U.S. provided healthcare to low income families, it would be hard to ensure that all low income families to receive it. It wouldn't be fair to the low income families that would not be able to receive it. Also, it would not be fair to others who would pay the taxes to allow the government to provide free healthcare to those families. Free healthcare would not be provided for all low income families and would only lead to an increase in America's debt, which is already big enough.
4) It was not very surprising to find that your socioeconomic status largely influences your health. People with low incomes will most likely not be able to afford healthcare while the middle to upper class are more likely to be able to afford it.
5) The healthcare inequality issue is not being fixed because the government is not doing a very good job of distributing money properly. Most of the money is going towards the people who don't really need it, so the U.S. needs to focus on doing a better job of planning out the money distribution so that the people who need it the most (lower income/lower class) are not left out.
1) Most Americans get healthcare from their jobs. Most employers offer insurance to their employees, and the companies usually provide coverage for most health issues.
2) Health insurance is really expensive and hard to get. Most of the working class don't have health insurance because they can't afford it- their company doesn't pay them enough, or they've invested in other things. For example, both of my parents are members of the working class- my mother owns a dance studio and my father works at a printing company- but we don't have health insurance because it's simply too expensive.
3) I don't think the U.S. should provide free healthcare to those receiving little income. It would put more strain on the middle and upper class because they would have to pay more taxes, and many would see the situation unfair since the lower class citizens wouldn't have to worry about medical bills but the middle/upper classes still have to pay extra.
4) I wasn't really surprised by the results in the article. It's pretty logical to assume that your social and economic status affect your health. The lower class that can't afford the medical care they need obviously won't receive the benefits, so their health is poorer than that of the upper class, who can afford such benefits.
5) The U.S.'s healthcare system isn't working because the money spent on healthcare is being poorly distributed. The money is going to people who don't really need it, and the lower-middle and lower classes aren't getting the revenue they need. The problem could be fixed if the U.S. reworked the plan to provide the most money to people who need it.
1. I believe that people in the United States usually get their healthcare from their jobs due to it being provided from the job.
2. Most people in the working class is working paycheck to paycheck. When in an emergency, one from the working class may go to the emergency room. Most jobs that the working class have, they do not provide healthcare to their employees due to the quantity of employees there.
3.I don’t believe that the United States should give the working class free healthcare. There may be some people with low income who simply do not work at all and get free healthcare which would not be fair to those who are trying to make it in their own working conditions and are relying on that healthcare. It would all around not be fair to the middle and upper class because they would have to pay more taxes for that healthcare to be given to the working class.
4. This article is not so surprising to me. The working class isn’t exactly getting the treatment that they deserve while ones who are better off, have all of the health benefits that they need. the United States can prevent those fatalities by giving better service to those who can not afford healthcare.
5. The government is not distributing their money in the right places and too much in some places. The middle class is getting benefits that is not exactly needed. The lower class needs benefits and isn’t getting what it deserves. The government needs to distribute more benefits towards people working paycheck to paycheck with low income.
1. Most people I’m Ameerica earn their healthcare from their jobs
2. A lot of people don’t have healthcare due to it being very expensive. If they don’t have a job with healthcare benefits then they won’t be able to pay a lot of the time, therefore standard of living determine healthcare.
3. I don’t believe the U.S. should provide healthcare to people. The working class may have some wage gap differences but those who can afford it and have to pay for it will be treated unfairly. Therefore the working class should not have healthcare paid for.
4. The article was not surprising to me at all. Social and economic class would most likely affect your healthcare. Lower social and economic class would lead to lower healthcare due to less opportunities for these people.
5.Our healthcare system is having issues due to money being put into the wrong areas. In a lot a cases the higher classes are the only ones that are benefiting from the healthcare. The mid and lower classes tend to struggle which is where the money should be going
1. I think most people in the working class don’t have health insurance. No one ever thinks that they’d be the one to fall sick and it’s not super affordable, therefore it isn’t viewed as a necessity. Those who do most likely get it from their jobs as a benefit, or at free clinics.
2. The meme really reflects on the American healthcare system because even with paying for health insurance, a large amount of money can still be left for receiving healthcare. As previously stated in my other question, many people never think that they’d be the one to have an emergency or a terrible illness so they take the risk because they simply don’t have the money to spend on health insurance or do not think it’s necessary.
3. I think the U.S. should provide free healthcare for people below poverty and at least a lower cost of healthcare for low income. I think it goes back to ethics, it would make no sense to see a child starve to death in a developed country, so why would it make sense to let a child die from an infection because his parents couldn’t afford to pay for a trip to the ER? The benefits of this would be that it’s one less basic need the working class needs to fufill and it would save many lives. The issue is definitely money. There needs to be a way to allocate the funds for free healthcare even if it’s partial. This can lead to more taxes or more money in taxes going to healthcare.
4. I think this article really brings to light the effects of your socioeconomic status and some uncontrollable factors on your health, and I think the way to solve this is to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for people with lower income and minorities.
5. I think the U.S. has a capitalistic mindset and doesn’t want to further ny socialist ideals like free healthcare, and any necessity with a price leads to inequality. To combat this, Americans need to be further educated on the importance of healthcare and I think just like food stamps and subsidized housing, they can come to understand that often times people with low income need extra help to lead a normal life.
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