Victoria Reggeti

Health Care Accessibility: A comparative study of United States and Spanish policies

Healthcare is an entity that every individual needs throughout their lifetime. In the United States the way to provide healthcare has been a hot topic of discussion for the past 10 years. The United States utilizes a healthcare system based on private insurance providers. However, not every country uses this method. With the goal of providing a more equal opportunity to healthcare access, researchers have analyzed how to improve the quality and reach of medicine. This has been done through comparing policies and statistics. Although much research has been completed in this field, there is lacking research that compares Spain and the United States directly. This research seeks to compare the United States to a system that uses both public and private methods of achieving health insurance for the whole population. A comparative analysis was completed through the statistics of total health expenditure, percentage of population insured, relative poverty rate, and unemployment rate.

Major: Exercise Science
Study Abroad: Spain



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