Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Geraldine F. Rosol
Healthcare, Cost, Prescription Drugs, Managed Care, Unregulated Prescription Drug Prices, Health Care Disparity, High Health Care Cost
Business | Medicine and Health Sciences
Charles, William, "High Health Care Cost in the U.S. and Its Impact on an African American Church Community in East Orange, New Jersey" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4199.
Access to affordable quality health care has been a long debating issue in the United States. Many scholarly research articles indicated that the cost of insurance premiums, deductibles, co-payments, and prescription drugs continue to rise every year. Despite various efforts to reduce the cost of health care in the United States, the trend remains the same. Au contraire, more Americans are unable to afford the cost of prescription drugs. More Americans postpone their medical treatments. More Americans find it difficult to financially address their health care needs. It can be inferred that high health cost has a significant impact in the lives of many Americans. There must be a sense of urgency to seriously confront the problem of high cost of health care in the United States. Affordable health care must be considered as a human necessity to facilitate access to quality health care for all Americans.