Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Society: Can you pay for your health care?

A study (published by Reuters in the U.K. but not in the U.S. as far as I can find) shows that a patient's success getting follow-up care after an emergency room visit for a serious condition was determined primarily by the quality of their health care plan.

So if you thought that America has great health care, it depends on how much money you make and the job you have. The 45 million (>15%) people without health care insurance get a raw deal. Those with Medicaid don't do much better.

1 comment:

Eric Burke said...

Lack of access to preventative care is also a big problem. If you cannot afford to see your doctor regularly then you risk missing small issues that eventually turn into big issues down the road.