Protect families’ financial health so that people are protected from bankruptcy due to catastrophic illness. Invest in prevention and wellness. Provide portability of coverage people shouldn’t stay in a specific kind of job just because of health benefits. Aim for universality so that every American is covered by health care. Improve patient safety and quality care.
I will look on allocating resources for the elderly and end of life, and how it goes against ethical standards. Allocating Resources for the Elderly and Ethical Standards In an article by Craig (2010), it talks about how the health care resources has been diverted from the elderly and given to younger generations because they are the future and needs to stay healthier in life. This is an ethical issue that denies the elderly their right to health care. In this cases, though the elderly will not leave longer life compare to the younger people, but still need to receive their full health care till their last breath on earth. Ethical standards, I believe should be in allocating resources for elderly and end of life is the right to a good health care.
It offers seniors with several options. One of the big choices is taking preventative care by utilizing the wellness visit (http://www.physicianspractice.com March2011.) Thus, seniors are helping to ensure a healthy future for themselves. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is aimed at expanding access to health care and lowering cost barriers to seeking and receiving care, particularly high-value preventive care (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2011 Oct.) Healthcare is one of the top social and economic problems facing Americans today. Medicare operates with 3% overhead, non-profit insurance 16% overhead, and private (for-profit) insurance 26% overhead (Journal of American Medicine 2007.)
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.
P4P programs are here to stay. These programs are pushed by private insurers and the Federal Government. According to,“SHAPING THE FUTURE OF PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS” (2005) it is critical to have the medical profession involved in the planning of the incentives for P4P programs isdeveloped. They will need to be more involved in the discussions with the insurers and employers about the P4P programs. P4P programs are the directions the health care industry is going and improvement to make the P4P programs work for the best outcome is critical.
With that being said higher the age for these government programs for older people would be a good thing. Even increasing the age a little bite would drastically lower the costs from these programs and would also help lower the national debt. The people that would dislike the plan to higher the age to receive these benefits are older generation that are about to retire. The reason why is because they have waited so long that they want to get the money that they deserve. Second plan that I felt would be the best for lowering the national debt would be the article from Ryan Alexander who wrote about Set Military priorities.
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.
Would it be better for the United States? In order to make a clear decision of which could potentially be better for a country you need to have a fine understanding of the two kinds, and you need to understand the ins and outs. In a public healthcare system the people of a country pay high taxes to build a nice bank account that goes toward paying for complete healthcare to all people in the country. The high taxes may contribute to the economy by taking a percentage of money out of the people’s hands, but to pay off the costs the people are then provided health coverage that any family income can afford. This may seem like a win/ win situation but there is much more to it than that.
We must urge our politicians to look carefully and make choices that will help the people and not to play up to the people who have money. I do not have enough money saved for retirement and would need Social Security and Medicare in later years. I know that the majority of federal spending is defense-related or interest on the debt and the rest goes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Medicaid is often thought of as a poverty program, but today it is used largely to provide nursing care for the elderly or disabled. I would like to have these programs in place when I am in my 70’s or 80’s because how will I be able to afford the costs of nursing care or home health care without
We waste huge amounts of dollars on end of life care, knowing the statistical outcome. We have to acknowledge that one day we are going to die, and face death in a more reasonable manner. I think hospice programs should be funded more efficiently and promoted more often. Rationing is a major way of thinking; it would prevent excessive abuse of medical care on a patient’s who really stages are in the end of the life. There is no wrong in dying naturally when; the body has come to that