I would like to do a brief presentation in Spanish about the health care system in Uruguay. It is a slightly expanded version of a speaking exercise from Intermediate Spanish II, dealing with Uruguay’s universal system of health care and insurance coverage. I will also make some brief comparisons with the current health care system in the United States, as well as some universal coverage systems from other major countries. I initially took interest in this topic because of the culture section of the chapter we were covering in class. Also, my major is sociology with a concentration in medical sociology, and I am currently taking the Sociology of Health and Health Care, so I have had the opportunity to further research the health care system in Uruguay in relation to those in other countries for a comparative analysis project.
Leslie Wood is a senior at Kent State Stark. She is completing a B.A. in sociology with a concentration in medical sociology. She will begin the doctoral program of sociology at Kent State in the fall of 2017. She hopes to teach at the college level in the future, as well as perform social research primarily in the realm of health care and gerontology.