This paper introduces and describes health care poverty. Underinsurance and its consequences for access to health care are highlighted. Definitions of underinsurance and its prevalence are presented. Groups that experience disproportionate barriers to obtaining medical care are identified. Manifestations of underinsurance are explicated and their relationship to receipt of medical care, such as vaccinations and medications is discussed. A refraining of the health care debate is suggested with emphasis moving from uninsurance to access to health care.
"Health Care Poverty,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 33
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol33/iss4/8