Lots of research and studying going on lately, and it seems the general consensus is that lots of people aren’t getting sufficient health care, and many need it:
- In the Central Valley, UC Davis is looking at farmworker health, finding that lots of farmworkers have chronic musculoskeletal pain, allergies and are overweight;
- In the Latino community, many don’t seek out regular care;
- Americans, generally, are going to the doctor less and cutting back on prescription drugs during the recession.
It’s an interesting cluster of studies that shows the need to make health care more *accessible,* both culturally and financially, and that those elements need to be key parts of health reform discussions as we head into our next round….soon.