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Can Universal Insurance Ensure Access to Healthcare?
. . . providing health insurance does not ensure equitable access to care. Moreover, all health insurance programs are not alike and the minimal packages may not suffice. There are several types of access problems, including ...
Overburdened Emergency Departments
The uninsured . . . are often denied care that is available to people with insurance. Many uninsured people do not receive important preventative health services such as cholesterol blood tests or screening for potentially ...
Effects of 1996 on Immigration and Immigrant Policy Reforms on Legal Permanent Residents
Essentially, PRWORA [Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act] promised to decrease welfare spending by $55 billion over five years, limit welfare receipt to two years after which time recipients ...
“Misiones”: Social Programs of the Bolivarian Revolutionary Government of Venezuela as a development model for alleviating poverty
Hugo Chavez’s social programs, including education, land reform, and other projects more commonly referred to as “misiones”, are some of the most progressive aspects of his government. . . . Not only do the misiones provide ...
Health, Wealth and Poverty: Why the U.S. Needs Universal Healthcare
Among industrialized nations, twenty-eight of the twenty-nine cited by the World Health Organiztion have some form of universal healthcare. The exception is the United States. Poor people are the most likely to be uninsured ...
Malaria as a Cause of Poverty: Poverty as a Contributor to Malaria
Malaria remains to be a huge problem in developing countries. We cannot ignore this problem as we try to eradicate global poverty. Malaria causes a downward spiral of poverty without effective interventions. It causes huge ...