Bhs499 Senior Capstone Project

Touro University International
Module One Session Long Project

Problem Identification

BHS499 Senior Capstone Project

David Louis

Dr. James Ivey

05 January 2011

      To further discuss the extent and the impact of our current pace of lack or diminished care for the uninsured.   We must first understand and answer the following questions; how often is it encountered? What are the negative consequences? And who is affected by this problem?

      In 2004, the USA population size was 307,006,550 people according to The U.S. Census Bureau and of that population the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and Uninsured estimated that 44,000,000 were without health insurance. This equates to about 14.3 percent of the U.S population in 2004 was without healthcare insurance. By race, 70 percent of the American population consist of Whites, so right fully they have the highest number of uninsured within that the United States. If you to look at the percentage by group it have been noted to Hispanics show the highest rate of uninsured. Hispanics represented 14 percent of the total U.S. Population in 2004 according to the U.S. Census Bureau but show that 30% percent of the Hispanics are without health insurance. Contributing facts are that “research has shown that Hispanics are more likely to be employed in jobs that do not offer health insurance, such as construction and agriculture (but when offered health insurance they accept at the same rates at whites and blacks)” (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005). Approximately 60 percent of the U.S. Population is cover by insurance that is Employer sponsored. It can be from their own, a spouse’s, or a parents employment. Most children and elderly are covered under government sponsored insurance programs like Medicaid and Medicare. Leaving individuals in the age range of 18-34 that are unemployed virtually the prime group to be without health...