Discuss about the Healthcare in USA And Canada for Perspective.
The media has the power to shape the opinion and future of the population. However, the media sometimes uses this power negatively to shape the opinion of the population in a negative way. The media of USA and Canada spread the news of crisis in the public healthcare system in both the countries (Coburn). The effect of this news was adverse on the public healthcare system and the private healthcare was benefitted.
Socio-economic status in healthcare is determined by the economic status of the patient and the amount of money he spends to attain quality healthcare. Whereas the Social view of healthcare talks about the collective attainment of healthcare. In this model, the society targets to avail the quality healthcare regardless of economic status of every individual (Yim et al.).
As the level of healthcare in the under-developed or less-developed countries are below average, they need to apply several healthcare policies for the betterment of their status. Policies like merging the private and public healthcare system, providing free checkups or treatment of life threatening diseases in private hospitals can enhance the situation in those countries as well. These nations can also provide free treatment to the population having low socio economic status. This way, they will be able to improve the healthcare system from the lower most level.
Powerful private sector of any stream has the ability to shape the future of others, associated with it. However, association of public sector is completely based on the grants provided by the government. Hence, the media chooses the private sector to shape their future and shows biased reporting in their favor.
There are several instances in the world, where it is quite evident that the socio economic status is not required to attain better healthcare. A materialist political economical approach is better than alternate theoretical perspective that help the lower level of population to avail the equal opportunities for quality healthcare. This alternate view will help those people in these developed states, who are suffering from material and social deprivations (Coburn).
Coburn, David. "Health and health care: a political economy perspective." Staying alive: Critical perspectives on health, illness, and health care vol. 2 (2010): 65-91.
Yim, Jun, et al. "Contribution of income-related inequality and healthcare utilisation to survival in cancers of the lung, liver, stomach and colon." J Epidemiol Community Health vol. 66. no. 1 (2012): 37-40.