Many insurance plans cover only a limited number of doctors’ visits or hospital days, exposing families’ to unlimited financial liability. Over half of all personal bankruptcies today are caused by medical bills. Lack of affordable health care is compounded by serious flaws in our health care delivery system. About 100,000 Americans die from medical errors in hospitals every year. One-quarter of all medical spending goes to administrative and overhead costs, and reliance on antiquated paper-based record and information systems needlessly increases these costs.
Many pregnant illegal women count on state funded healthcare to receive prenatal care. The cost of prenatal care, delivery and post- partum care annually costs upwards of $42 million in Georgia alone (Birthright). Many American women apply for, and are denied, state healthcare benefits on the basis of their income. They make too much money to qualify for assistance, but not enough to pay the thousands of dollars it costs to have a baby in the United States. Many legal American women do not receive the adequate prenatal healthcare that illegal immigrant women receive.
Many hoped to get wealthy. But little did they know that for the most, this adventurous trip would come to a sad end. By 1611, out of the 500 settlers that came here to make a new life, 400 were dead. The tragedy of Jamestown could not have been prevented because of the rigorous climate and lack of fresh food and water. The tough climate made it very difficult for the colonists to survive.
Patients will not buy or take medications if they can not afford it. Many patients who have lost their jobs and health insurance are avoiding prescription drugs or office visits due to there high costs. "People who have lost jobs are putting off preventive care and canceling routine visits, (Carter, R., 2002)" which is very bad because by doing that it will create there condition into more serious illnesses. It's very important to warn patients about dosage when money is tight because some patients split pills to make them last longer. Physicians can also provide free samples, substitute generics whenever appropriate, and refer patients to pharmaceutical company or government assistance programs
Moreover, Afghanistan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world as for a 100,000 births it is estimated that 1,400 die. The decades of war have made Afghanistan the world’s most dangerous country. Hence, it includes the largest producer of refugees and place of safety seekers. While the international community is trying to rebuild a torn Afghanistan, terrorist groups such as the Haqqani Network and Hezbi Islami are actively involved in a nationwide Taliban-led revolution, which includes hundreds of assassinations and suicide attacks. Just in 2011 and 2012, the revolution has been responsible for 80% of civilian deaths.
In the latter part of the 20th century, women were making steps forward, being granted the right to both employment and education. Women were key participants in the economy, holding positions as: doctors, engineers, and teachers. “Before the Taliban's takeover, Afghan women were: 70% of school teachers, 50% of civilians in the government workforce, 60% of teachers at Kabul University, 50% of students at Kabul University, and 40% of doctors in Kabul” (Hanford, Cindy). It was during the Taliban’s five year rule that women’s rights to education were revoked. “On September 27, 1996, the Taliban, an extremist militia, seized control of the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, and violently plunged the occupied territories of Afghanistan into a brutal state of gender apartheid in which women and girls have been stripped of their basic human rights” (Taliban & Afghan Women: Background).
Women in Afghanistan Women in Afghanistan have been oppressed for many years under the Taliban government. In light of recent events, with the U.S. and Northern Alliances joint efforts to force the Taliban out, key cities have become free from the Taliban’s stifling control. Here is a picture of a women revealing her face for the first time in five years, since the Taliban came into power. The future of the Afghan women is uncertain. Clearly changes are in order, but to what extent we do not know.
This set the stage, and greatly influenced the parenting figures found in Jane Austen’s novels. During the eighteenth century families tended to be fairly large containing over a dozen children. This was mainly because the mortality rate was so high due to what at that time was incurable illnesses. In the sixteenth and seventeenth century “Most children died in their early stages of childhood and therefore many parents deemed it useless to enter into close relationships with their children” (Vink, 11). Children spent most of their time with the nurses, nurses, or governess making them have a closer bond with them more so than their own family.
Most deaths occur among children living in Africa where a child dies every 45 seconds of malaria and the disease accounts for approximately 20% of all childhood deaths (WHO 2010). Malaria is a major cause of illness and death in Ghana, particularly among children and pregnant women in Ghana. In 2006, malaria accounted for 38.6% of all outpatient illnesses and 36.9% of all admissions (MOH, 2009). Malaria prevalence per thousand populations was 171 and 2,835 malaria-attributable deaths (all ages) representing 19% of all deaths were recorded. Infection rates are high in children peaking at more than 80% in those aged 5 – 9 years and falling to low levels in adults (MOH, 2009).
Poverty effects our health in many ways including mental health and diseases, access to vaccinations, malnutrition, and attaining adequate healthcare. According to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, one in seven people go hungry in the world everyday. That is 925 million people. Nearly 50,000 people, including 28,000 children, die everyday due to poverty-related problems and preventable disease in impoverished third-world countries. That doesn't include the other millions of people who are infected with AIDS and other incurable diseases.