"Health Disparities" in Uninsured Americans

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Final Project:

Final Project: Developing a Quantitative Research Plan

Health Disparities in Uninsured Americans

Week #11

Alice Felton

RSCH 8200: Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis

February 16, 2014

Professor Jeanette May

"Health Disparities" in Uninsured Americans


According to (Kilbourne, Switzer & Fine, (2006), Health disparities are significant differences that are needed and viewed clinically and statistically in health care and health outcomes. These differences between groups of people can affect how often an illness(disease) have group affects, the number of people who have gotten sick and how many times do this particular disease or problem ends up with death occurring. There are a number of populations that can be affected by health disparities. ( Felton, (2013).

Some of these differences are:

Ethnic and racial minorities

Rural area residents

The elderly, children and women

People with disabilities. (Medline Plus.com., (2013).

Health disparity can also be defined as differences of populations in health care access, environmental exposures, health status, quality or utilization and outcomes involving your health.

Health disparities are related generally to social issues and healthcare systems. The worldwide web coming in existence in the mid - 1990's also can lead to health disparities since some ethnic groups would not be able to afford the internet. One of the objectives of Healthy People 2010 was to provide more internet services to the home. (Gibbons, (2005).

Since this study will be a quantitative study it will focus on the total number of uninsured or underinsured Americans who didn't have health insurance by the end of 2012. Another focus of this study will be coming up with possible solutions to this growing trend in healthcare. In this study we will also seek to discover how the uninsured or underinsured individuals or families are being effected positively and negatively by gaining feedback...