The customary view of poverty in association with healthcare focuses on ability to pay. However, financial difficulty in a region has compounded effects on utilization and demand that extend from provider supply to access to insurance.
Read A Case Study of Rural Healthcare in the Economic Downturn and reflect upon the issues identified in Ashe County. How do lack of access and depressed demand affect health outcomes in the long run?
Reflecting on your own experience, what types of resources have you encountered or heard about that attempt to improve access to basic health services?