Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Does Our Social Class Depend On Our Health Insurance?

 By: Johnnylee Benitez

     The first health insurance plan was brought up on the Civil War (1861-1865). The coverage was accidents with travel with rail or steamboats. As the years went by more and more policies past. Later in the 1940's and 1950's the employee benefits plan came about. Their was coverage for just about anything, until in the 1990's Clinton purpose that all Americans get health care; but Congress opposed because of cost. (Northern California Neurosurgery Medical Group).  http://www.neurosurgical.com/medical_history_and_ethics/history/history_of_health_insurance.htm
     Now in 2011, our health insurance as skyrocketed. It has become unequal for the rest of our society who are not while or middle-class living in suburban areas, also known as the "Conflict Theory". In Chapter 14, of the textbook they have listed the inequalities in health insurance. (page.358)
  • Unequal distribution of health care by race-ethnicity, social class, or gender.
  • Unequal distribution of health care by region.
  • Inadequate health education of inner-city and rural parents.           
     To answer the question , yes your social class does matter to whether or not availability is in order for health services. "In the United States, social class has a pronounced effect on health and the availability of health services. The lower the social class status of the person or family, the less access they have to adequate health care (Jacobs and Morone,2004)." (Textbook,page 360) It's written in black ink that your social class determines how good your health care is that you receive.  


1 comment:

  1. This was very informing post. Most people dont know the types of health care they can recieve because their not educated about it, an also I believe that if we come together as 1 nation like the pledge says we can have EVERYTHING not just good health care. But people are to ignorant to even take the time out and understand and educate theirselves about the system.