Health Care in Mexico: Is U.S. Partnership/Intervention an Advisable Course of Action?
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Mexicos leadership finds itself confronted with a variety of thorny governance issues including immigration, drug trafficking, and education. Alongside these seemingly unsolvable problems lies the issue of health care, which is primarily a good news story. The Mexican government has always taken a paternalistic approach to health care to the extent that access to care is a constitutional right. Nationally, Mexicos medical industry has demonstrated the ability to provide a quality of care on par with global leaders, but there are inequities in quality and availability of care as one dissects matters socioeconomically and geographically. This paper looks at the practicality of a U.S. partnership with the government of Mexico in tackling these perceived inequities against a backdrop of competing priorities. Finally, the paper concludes with a recommended course of action that not only addresses health care delivery, but also is compatible with complementary security and stability efforts.
- Government and Political Science
- Medicine and Medical Research