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Describe the effects of economics on health care access. Are there ethical considerations when considering health care access?

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One of the most important effects of economics on healthcare access is an increased unemployment rate. The increased unemployment rate that accompanies most economic downturns can greatly reduce the level of spendable income to individuals have, which was subsequently reduce their ability to purchase health insurance. When individuals do not have the economic wherewithal to purchase health insurance, then there healthcare access is minimal if not nonexistent. This is due to the fact that individuals will usually not be able to pay out of pocket for their healthcare services that they need for themselves and their families, when unemployed. Another important effect of ...

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