Title

The Effect of Government Assisted Healthcare and Self Provided Insurance on Patient Satisfaction in South Carolina

Author(s)

Sera ZellFollow

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Poverty plagues and overwhelming amount of people in America and leaves many helpless in terms of health, education and their overall well being. This fact lead to the creation of the government health insurance programs to help lower income Americans maintain their health. Though government health insurance is very beneficial to those in need, it is widely controversial with almost a 50% acceptance rate. The purpose of this experiment is to see if the insurance type (government or self provided) plays a part in patient satisfaction in South Carolina. Due to the previous voting patterns and overall political stance of the state, it is hypothesized that patients using government insurance will have a lower satisfaction rate than patients using self provided insurance. To test this, a survey was created in order to test the satisfaction of patients. They were then given to people with various incomes and data was recorded from this. With the data in hand a X2 analysis was run. The hypothesis was rejected for all questions at =0.05. In conclusion, the data could not sufficiently support that a difference in treatment between those using government health care and those using self provided health insurance.

Location

Founders Hall 251 C

Start Date

3-30-2019 11:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 11:30 AM

The Effect of Government Assisted Healthcare and Self Provided Insurance on Patient Satisfaction in South Carolina

Founders Hall 251 C

Poverty plagues and overwhelming amount of people in America and leaves many helpless in terms of health, education and their overall well being. This fact lead to the creation of the government health insurance programs to help lower income Americans maintain their health. Though government health insurance is very beneficial to those in need, it is widely controversial with almost a 50% acceptance rate. The purpose of this experiment is to see if the insurance type (government or self provided) plays a part in patient satisfaction in South Carolina. Due to the previous voting patterns and overall political stance of the state, it is hypothesized that patients using government insurance will have a lower satisfaction rate than patients using self provided insurance. To test this, a survey was created in order to test the satisfaction of patients. They were then given to people with various incomes and data was recorded from this. With the data in hand a X2 analysis was run. The hypothesis was rejected for all questions at =0.05. In conclusion, the data could not sufficiently support that a difference in treatment between those using government health care and those using self provided health insurance.