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US Healthcare as a Social Issue

Healthcare is among the most pressing problems currently facing the United States. The Interactive Reading and the video clip "Chambliss: Major Current Topic."

a. Describe the current healthcare situation in the United States. Be very specific.
b. Explain the ways in which a sociologist might provide information and analysis in helping to address the crisis. Again, be specific.
c. As a sociologist, what would be the first thing you would do in terms of research to contribute to solving the healthcare crisis if you were given a grant to fund your research activities?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. It is a tutorial module I have specifically written for you to help you with this current academic challenge in your studies. Now, before you go any further, when you read the response below, please look at your notes and recall what you have now so far learned about social change. Additionally, after reading this Seminar attachment and viewing the videos as well as your own experiences of the US healthcare system, how do you view it? By being specific it means zeroing in on certain issues and since it is a broad topic, you should either present a general blanket response or point to specifics close to your own opinions. If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding this solution, please feel free to let me know via the feedback section and I'd be glad to assist you further. Good luck with your studies!

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The US Healthcare System & Social Change Tutorial Module

The healthcare situation in the US has now become a major social policy issue in that the US healthcare system is highly privatized. Only certain at risk social groups get assistance from the government in the form of Medicare - mostly the very, very poor and the elderly. What this implies is that only those who are employed with good jobs and have good access to resources (i.e. economic) get the best possible healthcare coverage. The US healthcare system is one that is dependent and tied-to employment. Health Insurance is ...

Solution Summary

The solution is an 800-word tutorial that looks at the current US social healthcare situation and the issues that surround it from a sociological perspective. It also provides an opinion relevant to creating solutions to the healthcare issue. References are listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.