Event Title

Political, Racial, and Household Income Barriers for Access to Health Care

Session Number

Project ID: BHVSO 06

Advisor(s)

Patrick Kearney, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Start Date

20-4-2022 8:50 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 9:05 AM

Abstract

Access to health care impacts many people nationwide, as it restricts their ability to solve their health concerns. People who have the highest risk of a lack of access include people who are uninsured, people a part of a specific social class, a minority that lives in a poor state, or a person belonging to a specific political party. The first step in solving this problem is determining why people in certain geographical areas have such a lack to access. Learning more about the area will provide knowledge as to why resources are scarce. Another step is to look at the demographic of an area and see the people living there. When looking at the demographic, you are able to distinguish why certain people do not have access to health care while others do. These factors allow room to distinguish why there are healthcare disparities in certain places.

In my project, I decided to focus on access to healthcare by the percent of people who are insured. The data that I collected included years, race, median household income, and the political party of people living in Cook County, Illinois.

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Apr 20th, 8:50 AM Apr 20th, 9:05 AM

Political, Racial, and Household Income Barriers for Access to Health Care

Access to health care impacts many people nationwide, as it restricts their ability to solve their health concerns. People who have the highest risk of a lack of access include people who are uninsured, people a part of a specific social class, a minority that lives in a poor state, or a person belonging to a specific political party. The first step in solving this problem is determining why people in certain geographical areas have such a lack to access. Learning more about the area will provide knowledge as to why resources are scarce. Another step is to look at the demographic of an area and see the people living there. When looking at the demographic, you are able to distinguish why certain people do not have access to health care while others do. These factors allow room to distinguish why there are healthcare disparities in certain places.

In my project, I decided to focus on access to healthcare by the percent of people who are insured. The data that I collected included years, race, median household income, and the political party of people living in Cook County, Illinois.