Health Care Reform
April 27, 2012 § 2 Comments
Before reading this essay, I wasn’t completely aware, though not very surprised, of the vast differences of income that women receive in comparison to men. It doesn’t seem at all logical to have women pay greater proportions for health care expenses when they comprise 58% more medical visits each year, and are more likely to work jobs that don’t offer health care and are of low-income. “The direct result of the way our health care system is structured is that women are more likely than men to be sick and to find health services unattainable.” (p. 604) I couldn’t agree more.
When taking a closer look at not only the differences in attaining health care, but of the amount of additional money that still has to be dished out for procedures and medications, it’s clear that there are definitely some serious flaws in the wellness industry. I like to think that there will be a system where if my life was at stake, I wouldn’t have to worry about how to pay for thousands of dollars once I’m back on my feet, but as everything else, it’s a business. They have to make money somewhere, right? And as always, it’s usually from the people who can’t afford health-care (middle and low class) and who aren’t even making enough to care for their own families, people who higher institutions want to remain stagnant. What a world we live in!