The community believes that human life is paramount and should be preserved.
In line with this, there are cultural beliefs that have been passed down through generations such as their treatments, the gender preferred as physicians, and how they view the current healthcare system within the US. Traditionally, the population believes that good health comes from good luck, or having done good deeds, and illnesses are thought to come from supernatural forces or natural causes. Recently, the community has been mixing traditional and western medicine, but western medicine has been more prevalent. The population has not been able to afford western medicine thus many of them seek traditional medicine such as the use of home remedies such as drinking herbal tea, garlic, chamomile, eucalyptus, and oregano, healthcare from friends and relatives, and traditional healthcare providers ( Fowler et al., 2022) . The matriarch in the family is the one who decides when a family member needs medical care, but the father must agree to them being taken for medical care. Various drugs in the US are given under prescription but others such as antibiotics need no prescription. Some Mexicans cross over to Mexico to receive treatment and buy drugs where treatment is cheaper. Most of the population is also uninsured with uninsured rates being at 32% while among those born outside the country being at 50%.