But an epidemic of aggressive medical care treatments such as too many procedures,too many blood tests provided by hospitals or clinics are costing our nation 's healthcare system billions of dollars each year. Despite being recognized to be harmful to patients and their loved ones, “aggressive care” is still administered to the majority(75%) of patients, concludes a study done by the American Society of Clinical Oncology(Johnson,2016). After watching the videos and reading the article on medical care my stance on aggressive healthcare is it is unnecessary and I am against it. What people don 't realize is that if we keep providing aggressive health care treatments to individuals suffering from serious illnesses or people living through the end of life it can take a human toll in pain, mental or emotional suffering, severe implications and even death. Most people prefer to die peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones and want care to focus on comfort, but that is not always the case for many patients who die in hospitals hooked up to hospital machines in pain and suffering to hold on for their dear lifes.
The solution is to mix public and private sector to minimise the financial burden as well as to reduce disparities. There are three main factors of the solution. Firstly, it provides a comprehensive essential health pakage (EHP) not just financial protection. Secondly, it can be used for poor and rich families. Thirdly, the costs for the poorest will be funded by the government, whilst the riches will need to pay first in order to access the scheme.
Minimum wage helpful or disastrous for Americans Did you know that millions of minimum wage workers cannot make enough money to be over or at the poverty line level and are actually a lot more below it instead? There have been many issues on the topic of increasing the minimum wage from ten to fifteen dollars because it can cause inexperienced workers having a tough time getting or looking for jobs, families not being able to live on the minimum wage the way it stands now, and businesses not being able to create more jobs to hire more workers. For instance, an author named David Neumark believes that the effects of the minimum wage have a major issue that increasing minimum wage can reduce the numbers of jobs and pretty much screw over workers
They have Medicaid and CHIP, for those that have a need and are unable to obtain health insurance on their own. For other people that want healthcare coverage, they should pursue getting it, but it should not be a “right” to have it. In conclusion, healthcare is not a right, but a choice. Universal healthcare would ultimately put our country in a worse financial position, than it already is in.
Many people are forced to not buy the drugs they need to survive, which can result in deaths. Even some people that can afford their medicine have a very hard time finding a way to pay for their prescription. The government needs to change it, whether it be importing drugs from Canada, or enforcing price controls. The prices are far too high, and that is why millions of Americans do not take their medicine. Millions of people not taking their prescription is way too many, in fact one person not taking their medicine is too many.
This may affect the next generation as potential can be wasted and many might not be able to get a job because they’re not educated enough since there’s tough competitions everywhere – most people are literate and go to schools. There are two main conditions of the American dream. The first is during the time of exploitation and people needed another form of social organisation. They took ideas and values to realize their hopes and dreams of freedom.
I have gotten off birth control because I cannot afford to spend 30 dollars a month on it any longer with the way my job has cut hours, bills, and school loans that need to be paid. I am in a serious relationship and have been for about three years so not taking birth control is kind of a big deal, but it is too expensive for me right now. You have to decide what is most important in your life, a roof over your head or your health and it should not be that way. We should all be able to have the health care we need to survive in reach and at a more affordable
This country is home to the free, and everyone is born as an equal individual. Therefore, we must push for advocates in the health care field to transform their departments to fit an equal based lifestyle. Equality in America has been a pressing issue since slavery. Slavery is only an example for the racial injustice, inequality, and hardship in the United States. Racial equality can be defined as equal rights given to all races.
As of the year 2000, obesity rates have skyrocketed among adults and children, leading doctors to officially call it a nationwide “pandemic.” In order to fight this disease, many public institutions such as schools and hospitals have implemented regulations on the sale of junk food. However, some states like New York have taken an extra step to ensure its civilians cut down on the consumptions of these inexpensive treats by banning the purchase of soda that is larger than 16 oz. This law clearly violates the concept of separation of powers instituted by Congress. Therefore, the Supreme Court ruled against this proposition before it could passed.
Americans are spending too much money on medications that they don’t even need. “Americans spend an average of $1,000 per person, per year on prescription drugs.” The people that are spending thousands a year are the ones that keep going back to the doctor 's office to get prescription medicines and getting their doctors to give them the prescriptions. Meanwhile drug prices rise quickly due to unnecessary prescriptions. The price of a drug can be more than 50 times to $750 a pill.2013 to 2014, the amount of money people spent on drugs rose 13 percent.
Valerie Benavidez Professor Stewart ENC 1101 15 November 2015 The Healthcare Crisis in the States Today, many Americans struggle to obtain minimum, let alone full healthcare coverage. The cost of healthcare has sky rocketed over the years and has become less affordable for thousands of people across the U.S. The number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time high. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes perfect sense, economically, because it eases rising costs, has been more successful at previous attempts of reform, and provides a better healthcare system overall, compared to the initial medical care system we use today.
They had been trying to do this for awhile before the first one was created, so it was a very important event. The next big topic Skloot discussed was poverty. Money was tight in the Lacks family, especially since they had lots of health issues. When the Lacks family found out about the cells, they were extremely angered that people were making profit off of them, and they could not even get health insurance.
Other options that I would consider is cutting hours during the slow hours of the day. Instead of denying services to a community or a group of people that usually depends on our services I may cut back on certain services that we normally offer. As this is very serious I believe the community would be happier that we stayed open and offered less over closing down several sites. Even after cutting back and there was still a need to close down a site I would determine which one of the sites has the most and least impact on the community and close the one that impacts the community the least. Morethanless, going forward I would be more conscience of ways to bring profit into the organization.
The argument supporting is that it benefits at varying degrees and not all people have equal access to the treatments and medication made possible by tissue and cell research. There are several consequences of a profit-driven health care system, whether it was intended or unintended. The intended consequence would be scientists and researchers working to make profits instead of working to help people. Besides, profit-driven health care system can lead to unequal access to medication. On the other hand, the unintended consequence would be “…patients blocking the progress of science by holding out for excessive profits” (Skloot, 2010, p. 147)