These include flu shots, tobacco cessation counseling, as well as no-cost screenings for cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Seniors can also get an annual wellness visit so they can talk to their doctor about any health concerns. Because of the ACA, over 39 million seniors have received at least one of these preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs. (NCPSSM, 2015) Although the Affordable Care Act is set in place to help provide Americans with coverage and to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, there is still a concern that there will not be coverage for people. There are still many improvements that need to be made and different ways to help improve things but the ACA is heading in the right
Good politicians will tell you they do not lead on issues. They simply find out where everyone else is headed and then get out front. Enter presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Reversing his position from the 2008 presidential campaign, Huckabee now says that he is open to medical marijuana and that states should be permitted to legalize recreational adult use marijuana without interference from federal authorities. As a Baptist minister Huckabee personally opposes legalization but as a presidential candidate his is getting out in front of the issue.
Dr. Vivien Brown, Vice-President of Medical Affair and Assistant Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto says that, “Combating infectious disease through vaccine is one of our greatest public health achievements,". There is worldwide agreement that vaccines are needed for total public health, but yet only 7 countries have the influenza vaccine readily available to the public. Many adults in the United States and Canada today have admitted that they do not even know what the true ingredients are in the vaccine. Although adults should still have the freedom to choose to be vaccinated, the public should be forced to be educated about the personal, economical, and social causes and effects of the
Trinisha Sullivan ELA 8B presidential essay 12/17/2015 Essay #2 Why shouldn 't Donald Trump be president? I believe that Donald Trump should not be president because, Trump has a degree in finance rather than Law, Trumps Ban against muslims and He thinks he can fix the world 's problems. Trump shouldn’t be president because he has a degree in finance rather than Law. I believe that to be president you should have to have multiple degrees like obama who has four law degrees. The president of the united states should be highly educated and if you 're not I don 't believe you qualified to be president Donald Trump also shouldn’t be president because of what he said about banning muslims.
Medicaid and Medicare Medicare and Medicaid are both government provided medical coverages. Though they both place emphasis on early detection, they can also provide assistance for dental, vision and emergency services. Differences between the two range from: whom they cover, qualifications for coverage and who they are governed by. Medicaid is federally funded but state and federally governed. Eligibility for Medicaid is income based and most often provides coverage for children of low income families.
Who is eligible for Medicare? Did you know that all Americans who have attained the age of 65 and above are entitled to a health insurance that is offered by the Federal government? Young people who have disabilities or kidney failure complications can also be eligible to benefit from this insurance. This type of federal health cover assists in reducing the cost of health care, but cannot entirely cover all the costs in case long-term care is required. People are given an option to choose how to obtain Medicare coverage.
For example, CAQ’s have the potential to improve employment opportunities for many PAs. Dearani and Nowak (2015) argue that “Today’s health care paradigm has to reconcile millions of newly insured Americans with an aging population battling chronic conditions and a shortage of physician specialists… Certified PAs must have the education, experience and skills to deliver quality specialty care” (p. 6). CAQ’s are a way for specialty PAs to formally demonstrate their proficiency and advanced knowledge. In addition, according to Danielsen (2009), Governmental agencies like the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are heightening focus on patient safety and risk management. Therefore, the growing diversity of practicing PAs needs to ensure patient quality of care.
On January 22 of 1973, the Supreme Court ruled abortion as a fundamental right. Forty-five years later, many people still take a stance as Pro-Life and don’t believe that abortion is a right. Though the reason for why people have different standpoints on this topic could seemingly be endless, the main roots of this argument are based on differences in morality, legality, and religious viewpoints. Despite the mass protests that have occurred, nothing has changed regarding the laws on abortion. The most recent shock to the people regarding the topic of abortion was when President Trump was pictured with six other men signing a ban on federal funding for international groups that provide information on abortions.
Introduction • Universal Health Coverage Universal health care, also known as universal health coverage (UHC). It is to ensure all people can access the health services without suffering financial hardship. There are many developed countries have implemented UHC because they want to “continue to have both public and private insurance and medical providers”. (Praveenghanta, 2009). For example, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has introduced UHC to India’s Government in 2005.
There is no right or wrong when we choose to vote or not vote. Mandatory voting is an unconstitutional force by government in the United States. If the federal government passed the law to force American people to vote, then the political policies of the United States would certainly changed from democratic politics to dictatorial
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, preventive health care save lives and improve health by identifying illnesses earlier, managing and treating them more effectively before the condition can progress1. Under the ACA, 15 preventive services and one wellness visit are fully covered by the majority of the insurance plans without copays and coinsurance. Free preventive health care has had a direct effect on the health care costs in the U.S. Many Americans wait to see a doctor until they get sick due to cost2. However, by making preventive health care services free it helps Americans live longer, healthier lives and keeping health care costs down.
It was envisioned when created to allow consumers to have the ability to compare prices and quality of the plans in which they would like to purchase. Obamacare also offers the breadth of physician and hospital networks and the varying benefit configurations and their medical needs (Oberlander, 2014). The logic of ACA is that it is supposed to make life easier, but as I started looking at insurance on the market place it just gave me a headache. First, you put in all your information, in hopes that you can look at quotes and instead you are left with a message that says an insurance broker will get back to you with plan details. Then, you get around ten phone calls from different insurance agencies trying to get you to buy their product.
Today, President Trump, like President Reagan, is interested in transferring government spending on Medicaid and giving block grants to the states to control their own Medicaid programs. Many people, even some Republicans, are worried that the states, without much government intervention will cut people from the services they are receiving currently. The politicians who are in disagreement with this proposal strongly favor a more centralized government and cling tight to the original meaning of
Public Administration- The Good, The Bad, The Ugly White House Issue On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Health Care Act into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices (whitehouse.gov). Some important facts about the Affordable Health Care Act are: Consumer Rights and Protections, More Affordable Coverage, Better Access to Care, and etc. This law helps citizens by bringing down health care costs and making sure your health care dollars are spent wisely. Insurance companies will now be accountable to their customers for how they are spending premium dollars, and how much they are raising rates.