Abstract for: Exploring Uninsured Options under Budget Constraint
This paper details how system dynamics can break through the uninsured status quo of racial minorities in the United States. By infusing R. Chilsholm’s theory of knowledge and V.R. Fuchs’ social determinants of health into M. Grossman’s model of health and production possibilities frontiers (PPF), respectively, we will reduce the prevalence of infant mortality (8.1 per 1,000 births), postpartum hemorrhage deaths (7-10 per 1,000 women), and hospital readmission rates for pneumonia (8.5% penalized). Finally, I propose that healthcare stakeholders implement “itinerant health clinics,” a form of mobile preventive care, to reduce the fatalities among racial minorities and cut the cost of healthcare expenditures.