Submission Title

Healthcare for All!

Presenter Information

Cassandra Hiatt, Gonzaga University

Session Number

RS14

Location

Robinson 310

Abstract Number

RS14-d

Abstract

American healthcare is the most expensive healthcare of any other developed nation. With all the money being spent towards bettering our overall health and taking care of illness and injuries, America should be among the healthiest of all developed nations. However, that is not the case. Despite the fact that most causes of health disparities can be explained with biology, individual behavior or choices, and access to healthcare, one of the biggest structural factors that affect dominant models of health and healthcare delivery. Race and class are two social forces that have the biggest impacts. In our society, healthcare is treated as a commodity rather than a right. This paper will document the disparities of health and healthcare systems. I will also provide recommendations that will ensure that every individuals has access to adequate healthcare.

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Healthcare for All!

Robinson 310

American healthcare is the most expensive healthcare of any other developed nation. With all the money being spent towards bettering our overall health and taking care of illness and injuries, America should be among the healthiest of all developed nations. However, that is not the case. Despite the fact that most causes of health disparities can be explained with biology, individual behavior or choices, and access to healthcare, one of the biggest structural factors that affect dominant models of health and healthcare delivery. Race and class are two social forces that have the biggest impacts. In our society, healthcare is treated as a commodity rather than a right. This paper will document the disparities of health and healthcare systems. I will also provide recommendations that will ensure that every individuals has access to adequate healthcare.