Dead Last: Overspending and Underserving in the American Healthcare System
SITE OBJECTIVE

Understand how the healthcare system functions and why it is regarded as a basic human right to many

Understanding how MA was able to increase their insurance coverage and how inaccessibility is still a problem that persists

Explore intersectionalities within healthcare inaccessibility and how some marginalized groups are more affected than others

Learn about policy work regarding healthcare accessibility Implement methods and techniques within Boston to our local communities

Doctor and Patient
LOGISTICS
  • Site Topic: Healthcare Inaccessibility

  • Location: Boston, MA

  • Cost: $250 per participant (scholarships available)

  • Dates: Saturday, March 20 - Saturday, March 27

  • Planning to take: 10 Participants

  • Community Partners: 

    • Young and Health

    • Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Population

    • Fenway Health, Boston Rescue Mission

    • Stonewall Communities

    • Mobile Clinic

    • Healthcare for All

  • Transportation: Flights and public transportation (T-train and bus)

  • Housing: Church

  • Site Leaders: Min Jin Kim, Chinmayi Mutyala, and Jiweon Kim

 

 

*Logistics are tentative and subject to change. 

SITES' LEADERS MESSAGE

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to surface many of our society’s problems--one of them being the healthcare system. Although the American government and people spend more for healthcare than any other country, its healthcare system is consistently ranked as one of the worst in the world. However, Boston has found some success with a high percentage of insurance coverage and numerous health clinics that serve its community at a low cost. On our trip to Boston, we plan to explore the reasons for their success and implement them back in our local communities to create a lasting change. We are excited for you to join us on our trip this spring to further your understanding of healthcare, its problems, and the people actively trying to fix them.