The Affordable Care Act has been the topic of many debates and conversations since it was first come about by President Barack Obama. For a long time, I had really no interest in the bill or the essence of the law, that is until my husband took a job that did not offer insurance and we had to look for our own plan. This is the first time we have gone without insurance in our life’s; it is a scary and overwhelming feeling knowing that we are not protected. I can only imagine how other families are feeling in this position. The Affordable Care Act or ACA or Obamacare is not really up for discussion anymore, that is until the November 2016 election.
Reflection Throughout my research, I found many new ideas and information I hadn’t know about prior. The information about HIPAA educated me on what patient confidentiality really is. I found what information can be shared and what is prohibited from being shared. My research strengthened my belief in the need for HIPAA to be in place. My interview was very crucial.
What was difficult for me was that after my dismissal I immediately began applying for jobs and handing out my resume. Went on many interviews and made top 5 and then top two. I could not find a job, I would make first, second, and third process interviews but could never get a position. I had assumed it was because of my education, I did finish high school but just a few semesters of college. I focused on my family that started really young, before I graduated high school, I had my first child and in my early twenties had two more.
The assignments that highlighted this outcome are Discussion Forum 4 and Writing Assignment 1 Health Policy Legislation. They introduced me to GovTrack.us, Congress.gov and njleg.state.nj.gov. Now I am actually tracking bills and my local legislators. This will support my awareness of changes in health policies. NUR-340 Nursing Informatics and the Future Ray meets to criteria for Outcome 7 because it show that nursing and healthcare are evolving, and nurses must help patient navigate available health care options, which require nurses to commit to lifelong
His role as an oncologist has profoundly influenced the manner in which I plan to practice medicine in the future: with respect, compassion, and empathy for my patients. It was my observation of his interactions with cancer surviving patients that first inspired me to pursue medicine. These interactions inspired me not only to embark on a profession where I could serve others, but also make a difference in the lives of others. I believe I can make the biggest impact in the lives of my future patients by combining my passion for the clinic and science as a physician-scientist. Though I am early in my medical journey, and am willing to keep an open mind, it is only natural that I yearn to pursue a profession related to oncology.
The Balanced Budget Act also includes other provisions that go a long way to strengthen and preserve the benefit, including the surety bond requirement and the venipuncture provision. Given the rapid growth in healthcare needs alongside the waste, fraud and abuse of benefit major changes are necessary. But often change comes challenges and the Balanced Budget Act is no exception. All the stakeholders in healthcare are therefore encouraged to actively participate in carry out the changes that will help safeguard the benefit. In view, the BBA was successful in containing the costs of home health services and resulted in savings in overall costs of care for older cancer patients.
He wished someone would have helped him get into school. He expressed, “when I was in foster care my mom never asked or encouraged me to go to school. But, I’ve always asked her and she tells me not to focus on that right now you are only in 9th grade. As of today, I’m working for Kroger as a bagger and just wish that I had someone to fall back on for support because it’s hard out here in the real world”. Similarly, I had a 16 year old current foster youth to express the need for more support with education other than her foster mom.
My life now because of FCCLA is better than my life before FCCLA. FCCLA has shaped me into a better well rounded individual. I am better leader, FCCLA has given me the tools, power, and knowledge to be the best leader I can be inside and outside of the classroom, and also when no one’s watching. I am better daughter because of FCCLA, before I used to drink, smoke, party, but because of FCCLA, I’ve learned that the decisions I make now will affect my future may it be today, a week from today, or 4 years from today. I also used to disrespect my family, but now I respect my parents, and their wishes.
My parents who had no formal education due to the Vietnam War and the aftermath had a big effect on their lives and mine, as well. They didn’t meet and get married until 1996 but both of my parents sought for a better life in America. Coincidentally, they moved to the U.S. and the same state, Washington State, in 1992. When they had me, they did everything they can to support me and give me a life they never had. My parents struggled and they still do today, to support themselves while supporting me and giving me a life they deem necessary for my success in the future.
When I was growing up I never really thought much of politics. A reason for that was probably because my parents never really talked about it and that I was homeschooled for most of my life. The only conversations really had about politics were with my older brother with the topic being on how much politics sucked. I would really be only interested about politics when the presidential elections would be going on, and that’s only to see who’s going to win. Although my thoughts and involvement about politics haven’t really changed much, my interest in the presidential election has risen slightly to the point where I’m more informed on what policies the candidates are pushing for.
I used to have this grudges in my heart when everything go hard that would made me wanted to blame my parent. But I can’t because I was not raise to think that way. When I come to America, I was eleven years old and no one asked me if I wanted to come it just happen in a second. I was in a cold place with extended family that I never met before and that one person who raise me and made me feel secure was still back in the country. I had to lived months without her and next thing you know I adapted and convince myself they are doing this because the wanted the best for me.
My father is a postman and my mother works as a secretary at my high school. Seeing the way, they both earned their livings was enough for me to understand that college wasn’t a must to make a livable income. My father actually has multiple times tried talking me out of going into college. They are what has given me the motivation to go to college. Hearing the many stories about how my mom had gone to college for a couple years before being constricted by debt, has pushed me to actively pursue the many scholarships I’ve applied for.
I was able to apply it to both my academic and personal life to great benefit. Shadowing also allowed me to understand that physicians are just as human as everyone else. The ones I shadowed cared deeply about their patients and at times need to take a moment to decompress. These qualities are something I have carried with me and hope to implement one day as a physician