Health Disparities

Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Health Care

Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Health Care

 

Today's blog post is authored by MedEq's Budget Committee Head, Johnny "The Boy" Stephan. 

Racial and social inequality serves as a great contributor to health disparities in the United States. Socioeconomic status is a combined total measure of education, income, and occupation that is compared in relation to that of others. Unfortunately, vast differences in socioeconomic status across different categories such as race and ethnic group have created social schisms along with unequal health care treatment. In a comprehensive report conducted in 2008 by the Center for Disease Control, it can be extrapolated that people of various ethnic groups or socioeconomic statuses are increasingly susceptible to specific health pathologies than others.