Internship Research, (cont.)

 

Chapter Six: Conclusion

 

In conclusion, all of my topics share a commonality and that is expanded Medicaid services. Our state is experiencing a profound health coverage gap. Over 500,000 South Carolinians are uninsured, but this can be changed. The American Rescue Plan act is a chance for officials to provide their citizens with the healthcare coverage they rightly deserve. Women deserve access to reproductive and postpartum services. Our elderly and disabled have earned the right to receive routine and specialized care. Finally, children should always have the right to seek healthcare. Medicaid expansion is a chance to prolong the lives of everyday people. It’s a chance for people to live a healthier life without worrying about the financial aspect of seeking healthcare. Expanding Medicaid services would help reduce the burden of chronic diseases for many individuals. To promote health is to promote life, and expanding Medicaid would do both.

 

Appendix

 

 

Chapter 1 References:

Aodha, G. (2018, May 18). Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form? Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://www.thejournal.ie/pregnancy-timeline-3979399-May2018/#:~:text=It%20states%3A,sixth%2Fseventh%20week%20of%20pregnancy.

 

Bennett, K. J., Purser, J., Carter, C., & Stanek, M. (2019). Measuring Access to Obstetric Services in South Carolina (Rep.). Retrieved January 21, 2021, from University of South Carolina School of Medicine website: https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/medicine/centers_and_institutes_new/center_for_rural_and_primary_healthcare/sccrph_documents/access_to_obstetric_services_in_sc.pdf

Fetal development: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. (2021). Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002398.htm

Fetal development: Month-By-Month Stages of Pregnancy. (2020). Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/7247-fetal-development-stages-of-growth

South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated. (n.d.). Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t44c041.php

State Facts About Abortion: Kentucky. (2020, September 10). Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-kentucky#

State Facts About Abortion: South Carolina. (2020, September 10). Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-south-carolina

 

Chapter 2 References:

Cunningham, P. (2021, February 11). Analysis | the HEALTH 202: Congress is moving to LENGTHEN Medicaid coverage for new moms. Retrieved February 12, 2021, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/11/health-202-congress-is-moving-lengthen-medicaid-coverage-new-moms/?utm_campaign=wp_the_health_202&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_health202

 

Hall, W. J., Chapman, M. V., Lee, K. M., Merino, Y. M., Thomas, T. W., Payne, B. K., . . . Coyne-Beasley, T. (2015). Implicit racial/ethnic bias among health care professionals and its influence on health care outcomes: A systematic review. American Journal of Public Health, 105(12), 60-76. doi:10.2105/ajph.2015.302903

Martin, N., & Montagne, R. (2017, December 08). Black mothers keep dying after giving BIRTH. Shalon Irving's story explains why. Retrieved February 12, 2021, from https://www.npr.org/2017/12/07/568948782/black-mothers-keep-dying-after-giving-birth-shalon-irvings-story-explains-why

 

Muller, N. (2020, September 14). Commentary: Maternal, infant health still lags for African Americans. leaders must take action. Retrieved February 12, 2021, from https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/commentary-maternal-infant-health-still-lags-for-african-americans-leaders-must-take-action/article_f366b3a0-d00d-11ea-a209-0fa6aa3ca56f.html

 

Tuskegee study - timeline - CDC - nchhstp. (2020, March 02). Retrieved February 12, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm

Chapter 3 References:

 

Garfield, R., & Rudowitz, R. (2020, February 04). 10 things to know About Medicaid: Setting the facts straight. Retrieved March 06, 2021, from https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/10-things-to-know-about-medicaid-setting-the-facts-straight/

How Would the Medicaid Expansion Affect South Carolina? (2013, November). Retrieved March 05, 2021, from https://www.kff.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/11/southcarolina.pdf

Medicaid works for people with disabilities. (2017, August 29). Retrieved March 06, 2021, from https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/medicaid-works-for-people-with-disabilities

Medicaid's role for women. (2019, March 28). Retrieved March 06, 2021, from https://www.kff.org/womens-health-policy/fact-sheet/medicaids-role-for-women/

Norris, L. (2020, November 26). South Carolina and the ACA's Medicaid expansion. Retrieved March 06, 2021, from https://www.healthinsurance.org/south-carolina-medicaid/

Seniors & Medicare and Medicaid Enrollees. (2020). Retrieved March 06, 2021, from https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/eligibility/seniors-medicare-and-medicaid-enrollees/index.html

Chapter 4 References:

 

About PRAMS. (2003). Retrieved March 12, 2021, from https://apps.dhec.sc.gov/Health/Scan/scan/prams2/support/aboutprams.aspx

Infant Mortality and Selected Birth Characteristics 2018: South Carolina Residence Data. (2019, November). Retrieved March 15, 2021, from https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/CR-012142-2018.pdf

Maternal safety comes in threes. (2019). Retrieved March 13, 2021, from https://muschealth.org/health-professionals/progressnotes/2019/spring/features/maternal-safety

South Carolina Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee Legislative Brief March 2020. (2020, March). Retrieved March 12, 2021, from https://www.scstatehouse.gov/reports/DHEC/mmmr-2020-Final.pdf

 

Chapter 5 References:

 

Medicaid expansion linked to lower maternal mortality rates. (2019, February 6). Retrieved March 21, 2021, from https://www.ajmc.com/view/medicaid-expansion-linked-to-lower-maternal-mortality-rates

Medicaid expansion to the new adult group. (2021, January 05). Retrieved March 20, 2021, from https://www.macpac.gov/subtopic/medicaid-expansion/

Musumeci, M. (2021, March 18). Medicaid provisions in the AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT. Retrieved March 27, 2021, from https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/medicaid-provisions-in-the-american-rescue-plan-act/

Norris, L. (2020, November 26). South Carolina and the ACA's Medicaid expansion. Retrieved March 26, 2021, from https://www.healthinsurance.org/south-carolina-medicaid/

Postpartum coverage extension in the AMERICAN rescue PLAN act of 2021. (2021, March 18). Retrieved March 21, 2021, from https://www.kff.org/policy-watch/postpartum-coverage-extension-in-the-american-rescue-plan-act-of-2021/#:~:text=The%20American%20Rescue%20Plan%20Act%20of%202021%20gives%20states%20a,60%20days%20to%2012%20months.&text=States%20must%20cover%20pregnant%20women,the%2060th%20postpartum%20day).

Summary of American Rescue Plan act of 2021 and provisions affecting hospitals and health systems: AHA. (2021, March 17). Retrieved March 21, 2021, from https://www.aha.org/advisory/2021-03-17-summary-american-rescue-plan-act-2021-and-provisions-affecting-hospitals-and