Perhaps one of the most important developments in recent years is the increasing emphasis placed on health care providers to contain costs. In such a climate, euthanasia certainly could become a means of cost containment. In the United States, thousands of people have no medical insurance; studies have shown that the poor and minorities generally are not given access to available pain control, and managed-care facilities are offering physicians cash bonuses if they don't provide care for patients. With greater and greater emphasis being placed on managed care, many doctors are at financial risk when they provide treatment for their patients. Legalized euthanasia raises the potential for a profoundly dangerous situation in which doctors could find themselves far better off financially if a seriously ill or disabled person "chooses" to die rather than receive long-term care.
I was shocked when the Cleveland Clinic Foundation announced that they were no longer accepting Caresource insurance which is part of the Medicaid program. I knew that this was going to affect a lot of people who count on Cleveland Clinic Foundation for their care. Also, our advancements in technology have been astonishing but still present as a concern because of the cost to purchase, operate, and maintain the equipment is a huge investment in which sometimes the federal government provides financial coverage. In summary, these predicted increases in health care costs must be looked at in terms of prevention and/or cure and effective planning for the the future must start
Longer sentences can also lead to overcrowding, which prevents prisoners access to rehabilitative programs have have a greater chance that mental health issues will worsen for these prisoners. Many other states have create similar innovative programs to lower incarceration and crime rates. Legislation in Texas for example provided $241 million dollars to develop many different alternatives to prison, including additional substance abuse treatment beds, drug courts, and mental illness treatment programs. Another state is South Carolina, who put an end to its mandatory minimum sentences for drug possession and also expanded prison alternative and parole eligibility. Similar to this, the state of New Jersey lowered its prison population by upgrading its parole process and putting an increase on how flexible sentencing of low-level drug offenders is.
It has become a primary focus of not only the police force but also most of the nation to put an end to it. There are several possible reasons for this shift in sentiment , including the profound health risks associated with the profession. Over the years, more research has been done on the infections and diseases that can be contracted from such activities, and the public has become more aware of the severe health implications prostitution can have. Another possible explanation is the general rise in moral judgement throughout the nation. People have concluded that is wrong to sell your body for money and that there are other way jobs available that are less degrading.
Life course will increase in the future and the government will cut the budgets and programs. The economy will slow down and elderly will face many challenges in the aging process. Social Security is excepted because people planned it first and then, it turns out to be successful. The challenges that will come with caring for elderly in 2030 will involve taking advantage of advances in medicine, and behavioral health to keep elderly
As federal regulators require physicians to do more, they will actually get paid less. As the situation worsens, older doctors will retire and younger doctors will look to switch careers. This will come at a time when the demand for physician services will be higher than ever. Ultimately the consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will translate into restricted access and inferior quality of care. No matter how you look at it, this legislation is terrible for physicians; however, it is always the patient that suffers the most.” Jason D. Fodeman,
Fugitive Slave Act of 1793- it allowed masters or agents to pursue slaves over state lines and take them into legal custody, before a court. However, this did not stop the will of the slaves to escape, but made it a risky choice for them to take. This act allowed many people to be on the watch for slaves. Even those in the North would tell on an escaped slave. I chose this event because it was one of the many things that prevented escaped slaves from being free because they would risk getting caught and being given back to the masters.
How will an aging population influence health policy makers in the twenty first century? It is not certain how current and future policies will be designed to change the structure of the healthcare system among the aging population. With the cost of financing of health services affect access to care, and the quality of care for advancing aging. The percentage of the population over the age of 65 will rise to over 20 percent or 70 million, by the year of 2030. The major concern for the policy makers are the rapidly population growth, aged population will not be matched by the growing working-age population jeopardizing the solvency of the entire federal old-age entitlement apparatus, particularly Social Security and Medicare.
Finally to summarize my learnings from the course HCA 6280, I want to mention the top five ethical issues that are facing the future of health care industry. First, managers are challenged to create a balance between the quality and efficiency. Due to the fact that there is no consistent framework to measure efficiency, this concept has remained vague and needs more literature research. Second, the disparity in access to care is the biggest dilemma of the U.S. health care system.Third, Due to the increase in the number of baby boomers more healthcare professionals are needed than before to provide coordinated care for chronic diseases. Healthcare managers need to focus on recruiting more competent professionals and create strategic planning
(Continue) The unemployed, especially the long-term unemployed, are psychologically more at risk than those who are employed to suffer from psychological illnesses, increasing the number of unemployed patients in the mental health system. (Continue) While efforts have been made to improve the mental health care system, none have fulfilled their intended purpose; to come to a viable solution, one must look at the problems in the mental health system politically, economically, and psychologically.