International Journal of Health Research and Innovation

An Evaluation of the Impact of Cost free Healthcare Service among the Minority Population

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    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of free health care among minority populations using quantitative analysis of existing data. The sample comprised data from 24 online studies and 12 hospital records recorded between 2012 and 2016. The percentage of minority populations with access to free health care was significantly low compared with the majority Whites (p = 0.029). I also observed a significant increase in the number of Latinos (23.4%, p = 0.392) and Black Americans (25.1%, p = 0.041). A significant reduction in chronic conditions was found among Latinos (12.7%, p = 0.041) and Black Americans (12.7%). The study also showed a decline in medical debt among Latinos (9.9%, p = 0.015) and Black Americans (12.9%, p = 0.002). The study provides evidence that free health care has a positive impact on Latinos and Black Americans in the United States.

    Keywords: Free health care; medical debt; preventive care; minority groups; access to health care; health status.