Even when healthcare is available to people, a large portion of them are not able to pay for it since it is so expensive. For an average US citizen, healthcare costs just above 10,000 dollars per year. A chart from 2013 displays that 38 percent of debt collected from consumers is from healthcare (3). Making healthcare more affordable for lower class citizens will most likely result in a decrease in crime rates. People need healthcare for medical reasons such as mental and physical
hospitals are spending enormous resources in servicing debt. The existing Social care is being sold to the highest bidder; it has become starved of resources rather than the provision of integrated and comprehensive service to the patient (Independent news 2016). Frazer Coppin specified in his opinion that NHS is a celebrated institution that the foundation principle to meet the need of the citizen has been commended but recently there is a problem in the provision of the universal healthcare services to the entire citizen. Many people think our NHS is being envied all over the world, but this is not true. According to international comparisons, NHS has been ranked to be at the bottom third of developed countries.
The Legislative Council Secretariat also mentions that kidneys were the most needed organ on the waiting list. The ratio of the number of patients waiting for the renal transplant to the number of donations was 24 to 1, and the average waiting time was 51 months. The organ donation could not fulfill the urgent demand of getting the organ to transplant. Next, donating organs is very important for terminally-ill patients to save lives. Do you know that 1 organ donor could
This nation spends more money on healthcare than any other country and is still not able to provide better healthcare than those countries. I also agree with the article in terms on patient taking advantage of Medicaid/Medicare programs and demanding over-treatment. As an insurance administrator, my job is to run eligibility and benefits for all patients in our office which consists of almost thirty specialists, and when I run legibility, I see the same patient visiting different specialists on a daily basis. It is not always necessary that the patients only encourage over treatment, many physicians also encourage over treatment but regardless of who encourages it, the government suffers. After reading the article I realize the importance of the quality of healthcare.
In these countries, the country does not have the money to improve the health care with new technologies nor the money to treat all the citizens, and the people who live in poverty do not have the money to pay for their own treatment especially if it is not free. According to WHO ( World Health Organization), “around 1.2 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty, and that 1 billion people worldwide suffer from serious illness due to poverty”. According to Children International, “2 million children die each year from preventable diseases like pneumonia because families can’t afford treatment”. Fortunately, in Kuwait, poverty is almost non-existent, and a lot of the population is of the working class. For the citizens of Kuwait health care is free, where in other low-income and under-developed countries health care is not free or is inadequate, and this is because of the social gap.
About 500 million people are affected from malnutrition, and 10 million die a year. One way to help them is to have more nutrition programs. Even though nutrition programs are very helpful towards the people in developing nations, there are some bad issues that can affect the power of the solution. Nutrition programs do in fact save many people's lives, but because the programs are most of the time voluntary, there are not enough people to help. If there are not enough people to help, then the people in developing countries cannot receive their proper nutrition.
A single-payer system, whether it is a private company or the US government, would eliminate the complex insurance paperwork burden and free substantial funds that could be diverted to support care for the under-served. In America today, over 50 million people do not have healthcare insurance, and many more others have delayed going to doctors because they fear high deductive and the currently rising in the unaffordable copayments. Even though the number of uninsured people has gone down after the affordable care acts were implemented, many people remain uninsured. Never the less, a single-payer system that makes an economic sense is highly resisted in America. Below is an explanation for the resistance to the single-payer systems in America.
It is undeniable that beauty industries are booming economy, but costs in healthcare and the damage to economy by people’s undermining performance should also be taken into consideration. Beauty industries, which worth millions of dollars, is not so comparable to healthcare systems which cost governments billions. According to The Statistics Portal, the revenue of cosmetic industry reached around 62 billion dollars in the U.S. in 2016. However, the government has spent 591 billion dollars in medical care (Congressional Budget Office, 2016). From the statistics, around 10 times of money are spent in healthcare comparing to the revenue of beauty industry, suggesting that the emphasize on body image does not help with the growth of economy.
The researcher noted that health risks of having fewer social ties was more dangerous than not exercising or being obese and was akin to smoking about 15 cigarettes a day (Putnam 83). More revealing is the fact that true friends are valuable assets when battling certain medical conditions such as obesity and heart diseases. A study involving 2,330 breast cancer patients showed that the strength of friendship is the key predictor of cancer survival and recurrence (Cohen
Those who have passed away due to organ failure did not die because of the lack sufficient medical treatment, in fact the success rates of organ transplants operated around the world are all over 80%, so what are causing these deaths? The main cause of the problem is because the substantial demands for organs way surpasses the availability of it for supply. Plus, even if there organs available, performing an organ transplant is highly expensive. This suggests that we need to come up with other viable, less-costly methods that can satisfy the outstanding needs for organs, in order to allow for more