Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

Aging Immigrants Not Having Health Insurance Increases Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

Health insurance is a very important thing to issue in your lifetime. It might seem expensive or unnecessary, yet different studies have shown statistics showing how important and effective it is. The case becomes different and more intense for immigrants as a new study suggest.

The study conducted by a team of researchers from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing found that immigrants who are growing older and still do not own health insurance, are more likely to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. The lead author of the study PhD holder, Tina Sadarangani, which is also assistant professor and faculty fellow at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing published her results in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

According to Dr. Tina, health insurance is a very important thing. “Health insurance coverage can play an essential part in a comprehensive approach to mitigating cardiovascular risk for aging immigrants. The lack of health insurance coverage we observed among recent immigrants is especially concerning, given that their cardiovascular health is susceptible to deterioration as they adopt American lifestyles,” she said.

The problem with immigrants is the fact that they show higher numbers of not possessing health insurance due to the fact that they believe it is not essential. Furthermore, they believe that they will not be staying in the foreign country for long periods which pushes them to not take a permanent stance as health insurance. No matter what the reason is, numbers are showing an increase in the number of immigrants having heart attacks and strokes in emergency rooms in the United States.