Explain why some children may face barriers to health care because of where they live, their ethnicity, or other factors.
For the third Case Assignment, your task is to write a paper on health care disparities in children. Specifically, (1) explain why some children may face barriers to health care because of where they live, their ethnicity, or other factors; and (2) describe a current policy that aims to eliminate barriers for children to obtain health care in the U.S. Make sure that you critically analyze the policy and provide scholarly support for your justification.
You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment. Please limit your response to 2 – 3 pages.
The following articles/readings will provide great insight into children’s health issues from a policy standpoint. You should have a comfortable understanding of the material before your proceed to further research and the case assignment.
Acevedo-Garcia, D., Osypuk, T., McArdle, N., et al. (2008, Mar./Apr.). Toward a policy-relevant analysis of geographic and racial/ethnic disparities in child health. Health Affairs, 27(2), 321-333.
Raphael, J. & Beal, A. (2010). A review of the evidence for disparities in child vs adult health care: A disparity in disparities. Journal of the National Medical Association, 102(8), 684-91. Retrieved from ProQuest
Vistnes, J., & Schone, B. (2008). Pathways to coverage: the changing roles of public and private sources. Health Affairs, 27(1), 44-56.