It is quite clear that gatekeeping exists in the health sector for New Zealand as access to specialist is usually only available after referral from the primary sector (GP). Whereas the level of gatekeeping in USA is not as clear, although there is still some levels of gatekeeping, the option of being able to directly see a specialist is available by paying privately for specialist. Therefore skipping having to go through primary sector. (Forrest CB, Glade GB, Starfield B, Baker AE, Kang M, Reid RJ,1999). It has been found that Americans prefer being able to directly access specialists rather than the restricted gatekeeping option.
Expanding accessibility to affordable healthcare insurance is one way in which our country can begin to increase healthcare that is patient and family centered. One reason for existing disparities are the expenses associated with seeking healthcare. For some people, while the actual monthly payments of their health insurance is affordable, patients still face high deductibles or high out of pocket maximums. By making health insurance attainable for the majority of Americans, this alone is only the first step toward reducing some of the existing health disparities. Money alone is a factor that can deter people from seeking preventive treatment and screenings.
Title X’s main purpose is to help reduce healthcare cost. Planned Parenthood main purpose with using Title X is to help reduce patients cost if they need any assistance. Planned Parenthood looks at many aspects to determine if they are eligible for discount fees can they adjust the discounts according to what they need. With doing this Planned Parenthood doesn’t abuse the Title X help they receive. With using this method Planned Parenthood help many patients receive care at an affordable prove even if they have a low income.
Some of the pros of Canada’s health care system is that everyone is uninsured unlike in the United States and administrative cost is significantly lower than the United States. Facts like these will help me prove that a single payer health care system like Canada is superior to the United States’ privately owned health care system. What I would have liked Johnson to add would have been more numbers and statistics to prove his claims. He stated that the Americans would save money on health care if they paid taxes instead of paying premiums to private health insurance. Numbers that show exactly how much money Americans would save would have been excellent.
The comparison and contrast with Medicaid and Medicare. Medicaid and Medicare is two different government programs. Medicaid is for low income families or individuals paying for long-term medical expenses. These expenses are not paid by Medicare. Medicare is health insurance who are 65 or older, some younger people with disabilities are eligible for Medicare.
Families who hire patient advocates for their loved ones tend to achieve improved results and experience increased patient satisfaction. There are certain areas which hinders the growth of Patient advocacy and private homecare, In Canada Health care system is constructed of hospitals and doctors and the development of care in communities has not been given priority and has been stagnant In order to improve this more relevance should be given to the services like private home care, Backup solutions, caregiver solutions, Senior homecare, Assisted living facilities and house
Relationship Between Social Class and Health Social class describes a position which is based on the unequal distribution of power, wealth, income and status. Although, there is no definite way to measure class, class-based inequalities have become increasingly obvious in relation to health in Canada (Germov and Hornosty, 2012). This relationship between health and social class also reflects how the government targets health promotion at individuals rather than the whole population. Canada is named among one of the wealthiest countries in the world and is considered a healthy nation though, the reality of health inequality based on class still exists. To explain the health inequality in class, social determinants of health were introduced
Also, businesses are finding ways to cheat the Obamacare system by cutting the hours of employees, so they do not qualify as full time employees anymore. This is unfair to the employees, who need more hours to earn more money. Obamacare has made many ineffective changes to the health care system in America and should be repealed or modified to fix these issues. Resolving the health care issue in America will not happen overnight. Personally, the only thing I can do now is take care of myself and stay healthy.
According to the text, “Prime minister of Canada is the leader of Canada’s national government.” Also, most prime ministers have had a role in a smaller part of Canada’s government. The text said, “Almost every prime minister has been a member of the House of Commons.” Canada’s prime minister is at the top of the country. The Queen of Canada does not actually make the rules; however, she has the power to change them. The King or Queen of Canada is mainly for ceremonial purposes. According to the text, “the monarch and the governor general primarily carry out formal and ceremonial duties.” As well as, the Queen meets with her fellow citizens.
The lack of physical activity, and poor diet habits can lead to more problems and money that they do not have to fix the problem. If the person lives in a poor community the education about health is poor. 4. What are some reasons for disparities in access to health care? The lack of financial resources can be a big problem to access to health care.