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Health care costs and lack of access to health insurance

Hearings before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, first session (S. hrg)

by United States

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ISBN 100160369908
ISBN 109780160369902

Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care Advances Value for Patients, Providers and Communities Behavioral health disorders affect nearly one in five Americans and have community-wide impacts.1 Despite the prevalence of these disorders, behavioral health care needs often go unmet. In , only 43 percent of the million adults with any.   Bharel also calculated that approximately 6, homeless individuals cost the state’s health care system $16 million a year in emergency-room care, .

  A December poll conducted by Gallup found 25% of Americans say they or a family member have delayed medical treatment for a serious illness . The lack of viable health care options is at its core a human rights issue, but it also prevents undocumented parents and their children from successful assimilation and integration into society. This essay will focus on the U.S. and examine the existing barriers to and possible solutions for the limited access to health care for undocumented.

  The increase in the underinsured is partly due to the fact that as health care and insurance costs have gone up, employers have bought policies with higher deductibles and co . Two types of insurance commonly spoken of in health care are: (1) insurance covering the patient for health services (health insurance, also called a “third party payer”); and (2) insurance covering the health care provider for risk associated with the delivery of health care (liability to a patient for malpractice, for example) (World Bank.


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