I am writing to you mainly because I am alarmed about the health care system for minorities and their access to it. Health care access and insurance coverage are main causes that contributed to racial and ethnic differences before the ACA success. Most healthcare systems are recognized that black and minority populations have always experienced low wellbeing and difficulties in improving undeniable services. Securing the health gap for people in these population groups is now an important primacy.
Groups such as African Americans, American Indians, in addition to other groups like Asians and Hispanics, are in jeopardy of inappropriate benefits of health-care. Health insurance expansions under the ACA, however, have resulted in a net increase of 16.9 million people gaining insurance between 2013 and 2015, allowing millions of previously uninsured individuals to access and utilize health care.Racial and ethnic minorities are more likely than Whites to be poor or close to being poor.
In addition, Hispanics, Blacks, and some Asian are less likely than non-Hispanic Whites to have a high school education or better healthcare. Some Differences in quality of care this groups have in common: Blacks received worse care than Whites for 41% of quality measures. Hispanics received worse care than non-Hispanic Whites for 39% of measures. Poor people received worse care than high-income people for 47% of measures. Inequalities in access are also common, especially among Hispanics and poor people: Blacks had worse access to care than Whites for 32% of access measures.
Asians had worse access to care than Whites for 17% of access measures. Hispanics had worse access to care than non-Hispanic Whites for 63% of access measures. Poor people had worse access to care than high-income people for 89% of access measures.Some of my recommendations for fixing these issues is the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, and to guarantee that every action or policy reflects the consequences for racial equality. Having equal access, having access to services that are significant, timely, and sensitive to the person’s needs, being able to use the health service with comfort, and having the assurance that you will be treated with respect. Improving the capacity and number of providers in underserved communities; Expanding health insurance coverage.
Staff and medical professionals need to be educated and trained for all racial groups about medical biases. Access to healthy food options in this communities. Educate minorities about their risks and predisposition for diseases. Finally, to fully address issues of access, inequalities in the quality of care received, as well as inequalities in concern of care, need to be observed and addressed. Ensuring rightful approach to healthcare services by racial minorities will indicate a major challenge for clinicians, administrators, and policymakers in the upcoming years.Thank you for your time and pondering my appeal.