As a local Haitian resident, health has always been a concern. To summarize the shortcomings of the health care system in Haiti, the life expectancy for the average male is sixty-two and sixty-six for the average female (World Health Organization, 2015). As well, the probability of dying between the ages of fifteen and sixty is 24.2%, this is an incredibly high percentage that is making a great impact on the country’s well-being. It is obvious to say that there is an inadequate health care system. Many people in communities rely on non-government organizations (NGOs) because the country lacks “a sustainable system of private and public financing to cover operational costs and to grow a network of public health care facilities” (USAID, 2016).
Poor Medical health insurance can end with the aid of many solutions that will be proposed within this research paper. Thus, poor medical health care as mentioned before is a detracted problem that has to end because it is the reason of many peoples’ deaths. There are many reasons for poor medical health care in the United States. As mentioned by Dr. Steve Beller that many healthcare centers’ concentration is on raising the costs of the medicine and treatment rather than the health of the patients (Beller, 2008). Patients cannot afford the medicine or the costs of the health centers; nonetheless, the treatment is very expensive although it does not provide the needed and effective treatment and care to the patient.
There are about 80% tuberculosis cases in 22 countries. The shortened funding and poor health care system in these countries are the main cause of tuberculosis cases (WHO, 2007). Peru is one of the populated countries that has 27.9 million of citizens (Census, 2007). Peru is lacking basic health education among the rural population. Moreover, majority of people having problems with health due to the financial and physical access to the health care institutions.
The impacts of not be able to receive health care can be huge as individuals do not receive treatment for chronic diseases and major health conditions. People who cannot receive care simply miss out on important check ups, are more likely to suffer from depression, and can delay detection of certain forms of cancers (Paradise). All of these implications are reasons why the poor live shorter and less healthy lives compared to the rich. Not having health insurance can have a serious impact on ones health from premature death to postponing necessary care. In a study by the American Journal of public health there are almost 45,000 annual deaths linked to not having health insurance.
Ironically, 78 percent of the medical bankruptcies were filed by people who had health insurance (Himmelstein, Thorne, Warren, & Woolhandler, 2009). Due to the rising costs of healthcare and increased numbers of the uninsured most Americans support the need for healthcare reform; however the reform that is proposed by the government is unfair, too expensive and inadequate to meet the needs of our population. The United States is the largest developed nation in the world that does not guarantee health coverage for its citizens. Among the nations offering guaranteed healthcare coverage or single-payer systems are: Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France and Canada. Among these countries the average spending for healthcare is $4,500 per person while the United States on average spends $7,000 per person.
The healthcare system of the United Kingdom is run by National Health Service of the United Kingdom or NHS (Allianz). This is healthcare that is thought to be inexpensive and free in some instances. This British healthcare program covers things as medical treatments, and doctors visits, but requires a fee for drugs, and optical examinations and glasses and also dental treatment (Allianz). In regards to doctors in the United Kingdom healthcare system individuals are not given the choice of their doctor. In the United Kingdom there are both private and state run hospitals.
As a third-world country, Haiti is definitely one of the few countries that is at high risk with obtaining an infectious disease. Their health is dependent on how much access they have to education, employment, and welfare. They do not have the proper equipment to live a normal life. Haiti has a population of 10 million people, but lack the resources to sustain a proper lifestyle due to lack of healthcare. 1 out of 4000 people in Haiti become doctors and this leads to a shortage of doctors which hinders healthcare development (Follo, 2012).
Many were faulted into believing that the health care reform would “create 4 million jobs and nearly 480,000 jobs immediately” (Democratic Policy & Communications Center). However, multiple economists have viewed these statistics as unsustainable. The plan also affects how insurance companies were required to refund the money back to clients that was not used. For example, if a patient is dismissed but returns to the hospital within 30 days, the Government is allowed to withhold the Medicare payments used to pay for the procedure (Cutler, David) Also, the plan affects how insurances are now required to give money back to their clients do not use. We live in in a society where some of the most money is made from the pharmaceutical careers.
Illness and death from infectious diseases are particularly tragic because they are preventable and treatable. Not surprisingly, the poorest and most vulnerable are the most severely affected by infectious disease. Infectious diseases are a major cause of death, disability and social and economic turmoil for millions around the world. Poverty stricken countries lack access to health care. Reports show that in nations with the lowest economic status the causes of death are primarily infectious and nutritional diseases.
In the United States, the health market system is defective to the citizen. Even though the market is available to all citizens; There are at least half of a million Americans without health insurance plans. The costs of health in the United States have historically been unfavorable. This can be traced to the fact that the health sector is driven by a market-based system (Fernandez, 2010; Harris, 2011). This means that most of the health insurance companies are privately owned.