One of the issues that I’ll focus on is healthcare. Romney believes that healthcare is more than just 1/6 of the American economy. He believes that it’s a source of well-being for individuals and families, and he thinks that there are many good things in American healthcare, but with Obamacare things have taken the wrong direction with its high taxes and extended federal control. Romney believes that it’s better to let the states determine their own healthcare systems. Newt Gingrich is, like Mitt Rom-ney, not satisfied with Obamac-are.
DeVry University Obama Care, Protecting Consumers HSM 410 Policy Paper and Outline 2/5/2012 Outline Introduction/Thesis: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act better known as “Obamacare” has changed the way healthcare is administered, especially in the way it protects patients (consumers) from unfair insurance practices. I. Insurance unfair practices A. Billing 1. Out of pocket limit 2.
Written by Ash Mathew. The BP oil spill, or also referred to as the BP oil disaster, is a historical oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20th 2010. An oilrig, Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean and leased out to BP had burst into flames because of a gas. The explosion killed 11 men on the rig and severely injured several more. Month of April Deepwater Horizon was a 9-year old drilling unit that was owned by Transocean, a drilling contractor.
Lowering health care costs while providing increased quality of care and protecting patients’ privacy is the federal government’s goal with the use of the electronic medical record. Pushing the use of the electronic medical record and developing meaningful use criteria that must be followed for increased reimbursement motivates health care providers and facilities to comply. In 2009 the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was put into place with $27-$30 billion in incentives to motivate health care providers and hospitals to adopt the use of the electronic medical record. This was one of the largest public infrastructural investments made by the federal government in the health care industry (Kaushal 2013). Legislation was motivated by the expectation that the use of the electronic medical record would lead to increased quality of care and lower health care costs.
The term “Universal Healthcare” refers to equal health coverage for all residents of a nation “funded by the government under [a] single-payer system” (Cummings). The United States currently does not utilize universal healthcare; its health insurance is provided mainly through employers and by private companies. This consumer-driven system is harmful to the residents of the United States who are unemployed and cannot afford expensive private insurance. It also facilitates the need for welfare and, even then, those on public assistance receive a lower quality of care. Universal Healthcare would lower the mortality rate in the United States by solving the problem of the uninsured and the underinsured, as well as halt rising healthcare costs in the U.S.
I think that this is the time for the government to step in and make some changes in the health care system. I believe that a plan should be made to make health care more affordable. I think that the government needs to put a restriction on how much insurance companies can raise their prices. At this point insurance can pretty much do whatever they want to. They can raise prices at any point.
The beauty of the Wyden proposal is that it would have given the citizen the very freedom of choice that Grassley complains is lacking under the plan. Exactly what does Grassley propose to do about the crisis? According to Alonso-Zaldivar (2009), Grassley has mainly advocated cutting costs: “’The more federal health care programs spend on unnecessary tests, the less money is available for necessary patient care,’” (qtd. in para. 6).
Instead of debating whether or not health care should be universal, the U.S. should be debating on which venues to take to guarantee that all of its citizens have the right to health care. Health care should be considered a basic right not a luxury reserved for the wealthy and the struggling middle class that is able to afford some of it. Human life has greater value than money. Ironically, in the U.S. we rely on private insurance companies that are for profit and that don’t take into a consideration a patient’s health or economic condition. Why do we allow such a system to
9-22-13 AP English synthesis essay It seems almost humorous that two countries that have totally different ways of government can be allies. There can be enormous differences between views and beliefs. So how does the United States and Saudi Arabia maintain a diplomatic relationship? Are the differences between the two countries so wide that we (America) should just forget them? How big is the threat and value of Saudi Arabia?
The Impact of Japan Earthquake on Japan’s Macroeconomy The Impact of Japan Earthquake on Japan’s Macroeconomy Since the Bubble Economy was collapsed, Japan gradually recovered. However, the 8.9-magnitude earthquake imposed a big blow on Japan. It not only dramatically affected Japan’s macroeconomy, but also caused neighbor countries’ and even global economic and political changes. On March 11 2011, Japan was rattled by the powerful earthquake and tsunami which claimed close to 20, 000 lives across swathes of the eastern coast (Demetriou, 2011). Fukushima, the nuclear power plants center, had been one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters regions.