Sample Paper on Health Care Disparities in Women

Health Care Disparities in Women

Women health care policies were made to significantly trim down the health disparities among the women in United States. They are designated to deal with the health disparities problems. Currently, there are several health disparities. The poor face many health challenges including being prone to chronic diseases. Racial health disparities are most prevalent of all.  Health coverage is provided to cover a whole lifespan and ensure safety and well being of the all American women.

Considering the visible and evident disparities identified among the women, a program of creating awareness to all different groups of women is considered a priority. This is made to ensure that awareness is created to all Americans. Most citizens fall short of the required information about health matters and this has led to a situation of prolonged health disparities. The policies offer to raise national coordination in health issues. All sectors of the economy are being sensitized to adjust with the current policies requirements by ensuring that the heath of the people is put at the center of their planning. Plans for ensuring that all communities receive equal heath facilities are being addressed. Disparity elimination programs are part of the policy, and there are funds given to the bodies that are willing to take the initiative.

The policy has tried to address the issues of health disparity, but it has not fully succeeded. There are major problems that have not been well addressed. There is lack of proper transition mechanisms that can ensure the intended purpose of the policy is achieved. After conducting research and getting the results, the key persons to undertake the initiative of implementing the policy have failed. There are still high disparity health cases. The HIV is still so rampant among the black American women than other women in the United States. Some of the key areas being addressed by this policy includes; education for all, providing income to the disadvantaged, and balancing economical status of the American people. Disparities due to different economical status are still evident in the American women population. The poor American women are languishing with many chronic diseases compared to the rich population in America. Obesity, which has become a great terror within the American population is still prevalent among the most unfortunate groups of the poor. However, poverty is not to blame because there are some states around the world with similar ‘poverty’ but with better health care. Infant mortality among the African-American is still the highest compared to other women in America. There is still a great gap between policy making system and actual implementation of the policy to ensure effective health care among the women. The national objective of this policy was to ensure improved and better heath care for all the people.

Health disparities have been considered undesirable and a long term goal has been established to ensure that this predicament is eliminated in the next two decades. However, limitations in this policy are quite evident. There is a great price to be paid to establish this policy. In orders to seal the economical gaps, the standards of living of all the people must be raised. Otherwise, by trying to curb the disparities, the health standards may be compromised to fit all kinds of people. Raising the standard of the poor would be better than compromising the health standards to fit the class of the disadvantaged in the society. Therefore, in order to effectively achieve the intended goals, the living standards of all the Americans must be elevated.  Enhancing health of a whole population and eradicating the disparity seem to be two different policies. If each policy would be considered individually, it would be quite realistic rather that considering the two as one objective.