Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Access to healthcare: Disparities between the non-elderly adult population
by Busalacchi, Niomi M., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 46; 1524179
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Lawrence, Henry
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
Publication Number: 1524179
ISBN: 978-1-303-52156-0
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