In 2013, 48 million non-elderly adults, 18-64 years of age, are uninsured; by 2014, with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 51% of those people become eligible for Medicaid. However, a large portion of America's neediest will remain uninsured due to regional limitations or lack of information. This research examines access to healthcare in non-elderly adults and distinctions between the population, observing racial or ethnic group characteristics, health condition and insurance status. The analysis supported a relationship between access to healthcare services and health insurance coverage or lack thereof, but this did not seem to cause substantial delays in obtaining medical care. The analysis also supported a relationship in access to care among different racial groups, with a measurable difference when controlling for socioeconomic factors, federal poverty level (FPL) and educational attainment, highlighting a considerable disparity in access to care between White and non-White populations in California.
|Commitee:||Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health care management|
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