3). In other words, without the ACA, many people won’t be able to afford insurance plans, resulting in millions of people left uninsured. Employees would have to pay for their own health insurance as businesses can opt out of providing health insurance, leaving many workers with less freedom and a higher chance of going in debt. Originally the ACA forced many insurers to give insurance to those who couldn’t afford it. However, without the mandate or the reinforcement of law, many employers choose not to give health insurance to those who earn the low income.
When discussing necessities to life, one must discuss Healthcare and health care reform. Our society is in desperate need of health care reform because of the millions of people without health insurance. History shows us the government programs generally do not work. Soto, C. (2012). In my opinion programs like social security, Medicaid and Medicare are losing money at a fast rate but yet we still pay into it.
First as CEO of Middlefield hospital I would recommend changing their employee’s health plans because with the hospital losing so make money they can’t afford to be paying so much for their health insurance. So by changing to a plan where the employees have a slightly higher
Lia’s parents also don’t understand that some medications will make Lia feel sick and this language barrier between the family and doctors is extremely complicated to deal with, both sides are concerned with Lia’s health, but they are unable to communicate with each other effectively. This part of the book is very significant to the whole book because without this language barrier, almost all the problems would be resolved. This theme continues in the book once the Lee’s get Lia back and they believed she was returned damaged but both sides cannot communicate and can’t figure out why things are happening. The language barrier also prevented the doctors from figuring out that the parents are trying to help in their own way by buying things that Hmong believe will heal the body. The doctors didn’t know for sure if the parents were serious or not.
Communication between everyone is a large factor in a hospital visit. My aunt and uncle felt as if there should have been more frequent visits from the doctor. The lack of responses to my cousin’s medical condition became frustrating as they were not able to get all of their questions answered. “The care of a child coping under stress needs to be a collaborative group effort” states researcher Mohamad Kaddoura (2013). “Most professionals reported that situations would have been conducted more efficiently if better communication had been in place” (Kaddoura, 2013, p. 3).
Reporting chronic understaffing to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the state board of nursing would be an ethical responsibility and the most appropriate course of action. How does your hospital/work area measure up to their staffing standards? Emergency departments across the nation are facing high volumes since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, the ability to recruit and hire experienced emergency nurses has declined. Given this adversity, our emergency department is encountering staffing challenges and is not meeting appropriate staffing ratios.
The nurses that are available are scheduled for extensive overtime, to the point that it is interfering with their family life. This also causes certain patients needs to not be met. There are excessively long waits to see the doctors. And even when patients are able to see the doctor, there is an overall reluctance to pay for important but costly services, such as MRIs and surgery. There is also a large problem with the distribution of medications.
Healthcare Administrator Positive Outlook on Overcoming Debt Millions of Americans are uninsured from the very young to the elderly leaving them more vulnerable to sickness and disease that may have been prevented if they had regular health screenings covered by insurance. Uninsured Americans are not going into clinics or hospitals until it is to late and their symptoms have become acute, because of their fear of having to pay medical bills that they are unable to afford. These individuals do not have the means to go and seek preventative care as insured individuals would be seen for leaving them more vulnerable to emergency room visits to address their health concerns. Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) patients who come into a healthcare facility have the right to receive medical attention for acute symptoms without being turned away due to their inability to pay for treatment. This epidemic of healthcare facilities treating uninsured patients has financially burdened hospitals and left them with increasing financial debt.
In this paper I will address a specific social movement and further address its impacts. Many over the years have debated lack of healthcare for many individuals in depth. This has lead to many changes being implemented but not as successful as they hoped to be. One point that many agree on is that changes need to be made to
“Many Americans have not been able to keep their doctors as insurers try to offset the added cost of Obamacare by limiting the number of providers in their network” (5 Reasons 1). This could cause many problems for people who are away from home and in need of medical assistance. There is a significant chance that the nearest doctor many not be in their network as around 50% of insurance networks will be limited under Obamacare. Further than that, “40% are classified as ‘ultra-narrow’” (5 Reasons 1). Everyone may be able to hold health insurance under Obamacare but what is the use if they are so limited to where they can receive
The right to assisted suicide is a compelling issue that concerns people all over the world. Should patients who are terminally ill have the right to doctor-assisted suicide is the major question that have been discussed many years but still, no one can provide an accurate answer. Some are opposed to it because of moral reasons or religious reasons. They think that life is given by parents and a person 's dying actually involves many people, not only their personal things. Others are agree with it because of their respect for the dying.
Since I looked “normal”, I must be healed. That was simply not the case. Throughout the rest of my high school career, myself, my parents, tutor, and teachers that understood what having a brain injury entailed, would have to fight with the rest of the administration and teachers to get me the accommodations that I needed. In meeting after meeting for my IEP, there would be arguments about what I really needed and how bad my condition was. In one of the most memorable meetings, my mother couldn’t be there due to having to take so many days off of work already to care for me, so my dad attended.
Maynard states, “"The worst thing that could happen to me is that I wait too long because I 'm trying to seize each day, but I somehow have my autonomy taken away from me by my disease because of the nature of my cancer." Critics hang on to the notion that these embarrassing matters are simply a part of life and aging, however that is not the outlook of those suffering from terminal illnesses. Individuals, such as, Britany Maynard who at only twenty-nine years of age should not have to endure the debilitating suffering of a disease that would leave her severely physically incapacitated to such an extent that she would have no control of her body, and functions to be at the mercy of those around her when her condition was in effect already a death sentence. Why should she have to allow the disease to dictate the end of her life? This is not just a process of aging there is indeed a difference between an incurable disease that leaves it victims at its mercy and the breaking down of
The office has to adjust the schedule another patient to be seen in that time slot. In most cases, the patient is waiting early for their appointment so this change is convenient. Most situations are much more complex. For example, a patient arrives for their appointment without the proper documentation, the need to be seen by the doctor. The staff must utilize teamwork but no one is available, she becomes burnout with the extra workload on top of her current schedule of duties.
Patients just have to pray they don’t get sick and need insurance. If they do get insurance then they forgo the prescription coverage and we have all heard about how high the cost of prescriptions are these days. Then where does that leave the hospital and clinics? Right in the middle of trying to help patients afford their meds or pay our bill or even the grocery bill. Hospitals are fighting a constant battle to make