Argumentative Essay On Hotspots
What are hotspots?
Hot spots are locations where there is a small group of people that make up a large percentage of the health care cost for the given population. Usually they are comprised of lower income families or people. The reasons for these pockets are numerous, some of these problems revolve around that fact they are unable to afford basic medical care or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Since these people are unable to meet there basic medical needs, they are forced to ignore certain aspect of their medical care or are forced to use more expensive forms of medical care. As a result these communities accumulate large medical bills, that go unpaid.
Why do you think poverty is so closely associated with increased health care …show more content…
Examples of this are the ability to access food or sanitation. People who are struggling to make ends meet, rarely would spend money on more expensive, better quality food. A better diet is associated with people living healthier. Additonally, living in a cleaner environment is also associated with healthier lifestyle which could decrease the number of infections. Again the main problem with this is that people who desire living a cleaner environment are going to have to pay for this, which unfortunately often becomes neglected because the expenses to pay for repairing a house are often neglected when there are more pressing matters. Often times diet and living conditions are triggers for chronic diseases or recurrent infections which can in itself can be a very extreme expense. On top of that the access to quality care is not as easy, this is because of transportation barriers or lack of primary care clinics causes expenses to rise because there is no way to get minor problems treated so they explode into major problems. Or the proper screening measures that are made available on routine visits are not taken advantage of because taking off of work to see the doctor when you are not sick, is a loss in wages that cannot be afforded by people. So diseases that could have been caught in the early stage are often …show more content…
Additionally, this system can be used to see what health care needs are the most needed. Is it access to healthier foods? Is there access to health care within their local community? A simple fix maybe providing access to basic healthy food that are not available currently to the community. It could also show us locations to where there is a need for a health care location that can be accessed at extended hours so people in a local community have a place that they can walk to that is not a major hospital. This could serve as place that is within the community so people are able to access. The real benefit of this system is making that people can get to affordable care before major problems