What is your job and what do you do at your job?
I am a certified medical assistant and i work with children at the children hospital of philadelphia
How does your job benefit the welfare of children?
By keeping them healthy, making sure they get the correct vaccines they need for their age
Do the children you work with come from broken homes?
The majority of them do.
Are majority of the children’s household considered low income?
Yes the majority of them do, i would say 85% of them are low income and receive government insurance
Have you ever worked with upper class or middle families?
What are some struggles with your job?
Some of them do not have insurance and have to pay out of pocket, we have family planning that teens come in without any insurance getting tested for STD and pregnancies, and they are seen under government grant which pays for their testing.
What struggles do you help the families with?
We try to get them government insurance if they do not have insurance, we refer families to government offices so they can get some type of insurance, and we also have a program that is called charity care which is for single mothers that are low income and that have babies that need vaccines and their age starts from new born to 12 months.
Does your job have plans to fit “anybody’s” budget ?
Yes, we have a payment plan that if the costumer does not have all the money to pay at one time we will charge them every month or so at least $20 to assure that they pay off the plan or insurance needed.
For each class what kind of plans do they have?
Low income people that have government insurance have more benefits than those with private insurance or paying in cash because the government is paying for everything that they need to get checked on.
These questions were helpful because it was factual and actually a person view on things, like a person that sees different situations and stuff go on everyday making a difference to the poor and the rich. Also shows how it effects the poor and the rich, even because the person in this interview was and has been front row of it all.
AJ Houweling, Tanja. "Huge poor–rich inequalities in maternity care: an international comparative study of maternity and child care in developing countries." (October 2007): n. page. Print. <http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/10/06-038588/en/>.
This website and information on here helps tell how the money can be a problem for the women that are pregnant and can’t afford to give birth to their child, so it has a big impact on there lives and money, not giving them the same opportunities as the ones with money that can actually pay and have a child born without worrying bout the price.
"HUMAN ARCHITECTURE: JOURNAL OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE." (Fall of 2002): n. page. Print. <http://www.okcir.com/Articles I 2/HAfall02p37-46.pdf>.
Poverty can be a big thing when it comes to being passed down generation to generation, it is shown that when it is being passed down every generation the food consumption and healthcare is more challenging to get and obtain because of the constant change in economy, and also government laws.
Jason, Howerton. "CALIF. TEACHERS UNION RELEASES CARTOON VIDEO FEATURING ‘THE RICH’ URINATING ON THE POOR." n. page. Print. <http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/12/04/calif-teachers-union-releases-cartoon-video-featuring-the-rich-urinating-on-the-poor/>.
This right here shows how the society of now in days shows the inequality of the poor and the rich, letting people know that the rich have more power and rights over the ones that make way more less money than they do. They show a picture of a rich person who seems to be peeing over the poor and middle class. The video says and shows how the rich only got richer because they evade taxes and use loopholes to hold onto their own money without having to ever worry about losing them. Which the poor cannot do because they do not have any money to begin with."Poverty - Consequences Of Poverty." n. page. Print. <http://social.jrank.org/pages/500/Poverty-Consequences-Poverty.html>.This annotation helps you realize and hear the life of the poverty and how much they struggle to keep up with life, they go through hard times because of the fact that they can not afford anything that the rich or so called wealthy can. It is said that the poor can not escape poverty because of the fact that once they living it, it is hard to gain money and have the opportunity to escape it cause we do not have the same amount of opportunities as the wealthy does.