Obamacare wants to make healthcare affordable to everyone, even those with very little money but what the government doesn’t highlight is where that money is coming from. Obama wants to shift our country towards socialism which has never fully worked in the history of the world. The disaster that is the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare must be repealed. One reason to repeal Obamacare is that many people are losing or will lose health care under the Affordable Care Act. There have been a “reported 7 million health insurance cancellations in 32 states in 2013” (5 Reasons 1).
Defunding Planned Parenthood would mean blocking and preventing individuals from receiving the health care that they are reliant on. As a majority of the patients are low-income and living in Medically Underserved Areas, they are dependent on the organization because it is their only source for healthcare. To view in specifics, “In 2013, 78 percent of Planned Parenthood patients had incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty line, which is $36,375 for a family of four” (Four Reasons). A majority of the individuals that are assisted are women of color; 22 percent being Latino and 14 percent being African American according to 2013 statistics. Further so, these two groups
Preventable medical mistakes cause approximately 200,000 deaths around the United States each year. (1) More than 1,000,000 Americans are negatively impacted by medication errors each year caused by inadvertent mistakes in the prescription filling process. With 4 out of 5 adults taking at least 1 medication daily and 1 out of 4 adults taking 5 or more medications daily nationwide, errors like these cost healthcare industry billions of dollars per year. Health information technology were developed to transform healthcare services, the way they are provided and compensated. Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) becomes an internal part of that transformation process, which can be confirmed from annual Surescripts’ National Progress Report.
Baltimore is a city that is highly segregated based on race and income, and thus food deserts are a widespread public health concern in the city. To carry out this project, I conducted an extensive literature review, and employed archival research methods and surveys. I also explored feasible solutions for the food desert problem in Baltimore. My research findings demonstrated that the literacy level of an individual played a major role in whether a person was impacted by a food desert. There is a high probability of an individual having a higher income if they have at least a college degree, which in turn suggests they do not live in a food
Legal RRMC’s external stakeholders consist of the community, patients, MedKey System members, CMS, HMOs and any other private insurances” (Richards & Slovensky, 2004). “One of the major constant struggles RRMC’s hospital administrators were facing was the low Medicare reimbursement rates and trying to operate the facility on such low reimbursements for their services which definitely became a significant external threat to the organization”(Richards & Slovensky, 2004). Eighty percent of patients at RRMC were Medicare or Blue Cross and the administration experienced much difficulty when it came to negotiating prices with Blue Cross due to monopoly”(Richards & Slovensky, 2004). In this market, buyers have high bargaining power because reimbursements
Financing the Uninsured In the United States one sixth of the population is without health insurance. Uncompensated care is being provided not only to uninsured and disadvantaged, but also to a growing number of self-supporting, uninsured family, who cannot pay hospital bills (Sigmond, 2004-2005). It has been pointed out that 70% of people without insurance have access to health insurance but have elected not to carry it (Sataloff, 2010). Currently hospitals spend tens of billions of dollars annually providing care for the uninsured. Peer reviewed articles The first article I reviewed stated that of the 70% people who have elected to not carry health insurance, that 11 million decline health insurance from their employers (Sataloff, 2010).
I also don’t want my friends and family to dedicate their time to my recovery or vegetative state. There is nothing they could do to help me recover from whatever illness is keeping me in the hospital. I would feel better knowing they are continuing to live their lives. The other value I based my decisions
ARTICLE REVIEW 2- THE MORAL HAZARD MYTH The article mainly emphasizes about the uninsured population in America and the reasons behind the lack of insurance for almost forty five million people. Author states about the research conducted by two Harvard university researchers, and according to them the reason for lack of coverage for these forty five million people is that they cannot afford health insurance implies medical services in America are high expensive and almost one- third of uninsured people are below poverty line. But, according to Bush’s administration plan in their economic report stated that almost one half are uninsured because of their choice which can be challenged based on the research conducted but Harvard researchers.
In this article, researchers noticed that racial disparities in health care are still prevalent in the United States and the outcome and treatments that blacks and Latinos, when compared to those of white patients, receive are as big as they were 50 years ago. The article looks at several different ways that institutions, such as the University of California, San Francisco, are introducing new methods to training programs that allow doctors in training to realize their own prejudices when working with patients. The article also discusses a 2007 Harvard study that shows that the traditional diversity training used in the 80’s and 90’s was not working and reinforces and confirms racial bias. In this study, researchers studied the disparities
Healthcare is something all Americans should claim and have the right too have. In 2005, "45 million American lacked health insurance." Which is because most insurance is provided through a person 's job, or hospital. One third of America 's young adults are uninsured. Many people can buy private insurance, but many also cannot because of already existing medical concerns and many costs.
Various studies have shown that heart diseases are number one killer in America. It has been observed that rate of re-hospitalization of patients, aged 55 years and up, suffering from suffering congestive heart failure is quite high than other ailments. Many researchers have pointed out that inadequate patient education at the time of discharge is one of the reasons of increased rate of readmissions in CHF patients. Many studies show that the lack of self-reliance and gist of self-care management are the root cause of re-hospitalization. Now the question arises that who will be accountable for this deficiency; the nurse educator, the patient itself, healthcare facilities and professionals, or other circumstances.
In case one, the feeding tube is understandable. Pneumonia requires treatment right away so in the Jewish religion they will start treatment right away. When it comes to the request that the father should not be told, they respect that because they don’t want to jeopardize the father 's health. In case two, the staff’s opinion is way less important than the surrogate. If the AD believes that the request seem valid for his wife, then they would continue the request.
There are many different factors Medicare has impacted the healthcare system. For starters, when they started Medicare up in 1965 there were a lot of the elderly without insurance. Unfortunately, this was due to the cost of insurance, and the coverage. Which in fact, having no insurance left our elderly vulnerable to chronic illness and other illness that could have been avoided. “Since the amendment of Social Security created Medicare, in 1965 only about 1% of elderly Americans are without health insurance.”(Michael Lewis) Furthermore, “Medicare is the largest health insurance in the world.” (Michael Lewis) Which is how; Medicare is played a big part in the GDP.
Most Americans citizens who are not insured is poor, black and Hispanic. In spite of targeting to insure everyone in the United States, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) left remarkable gaps in coverage, and denied many people to access insurances under this law. The government keeps establishing these new programs for people who do not have health care, but most