The current alternative to the fee-for-services is the capitation arrangement. The physicians believe that the pay-for-performance is controlling how that he or she conducts the practice, but it will eliminate many expensive and unnecessary procedures (Shi & Singh, 2012).The pay-for-performance in the United States healthcare industry comes after the capitation and managed care and if managed correctly will become an asset and if not it will become a major blunder. The goal of pay-for-performance is to change patient behavior and doctors and hospitals with a rewards systems or punishment. A pay-for-performance bonus for doctors can be an increase for the general fee-for-service hospitals can receive an extra in the form of the diagnosis group-based payment (Shi & Singh,
Obama said he will lower the drug cost by allowing safe medicines from other countries, increasing the use of generic brand names, and taking on drug companies that block cheaper generic medicines from the market. The Obama plan is requiring hospitals to collect and report health care cost and quality data. The plan requires the cost of illnesses for employers and their employees. The plan is to reform the insurance market to increase competitive by taking on anticompetitive activity that drives up prices without improving the quality of care. The Obama-Biden plan will promote public health.
Opposing parties argued that it was overly bureaucratic and restrictive of patient choice. Conservative groups attacked the proposed bill as a socialist movement. Many of these opposing parties spent millions of dollars to vilify Universal healthcare. Creating a fear of increasing government control deterred many Americans from the idea of Universal
The reforms and expansion of health insurance and specials provisions relating to preventative care are designed to get Americans to think about preventing disease before it happens. The idea is to drive down costs by avoiding expensive treatments for serious disease and to improve the overall health of a vast majority of Americans. There is no doubt that prevention is cheaper than treatment, and the reforms present in the Affordable Healthcare Act are meant to get Americans used to utilizing preventative measures in order to stay out of hospitals and emergency
So, making changes in costs and financing would go a long way toward removing the financial obstacle, that way the other recommendations have a much better chance of being successful. Reducing costs of health professions education for URM’s and low-income individuals is a recommendation that will actually help to more than just the health care profession’s diversity issues, it would
Unintended effects/consequences of the policy (if not yet in effect,, what might they be)? An obvious unintended effect of regulating mental health parity could result in an employers’ option to stop providing health insurance to their employees altogether if they believe the additional two to three percent premium cost is too high. “One destructive consequence of the competitive approach (in a market based economy) tends to be that deprived groups perceive each other as threats to their respective, narrowly defined, interests, and do not realize that the real threat to their joint interests is the principle of inequity which pervades the entire structure and the fabric of society” (Gil, 1990. pp. 189). Another unintended consequence of this mental health parity bill could be blatant discriminatory hiring and firing practices of people with known mental health
A Letter to the Editor It is Walter Cuffey's opinion that providing free housing and healthcare naturally would diminish people's desire to work for the government and pay their taxes, which in the long run would lead the country to bankruptcy. This contradicts Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior's opinion who believes it simply would create millions of jobs in the housing and health care industries and because of that generate a greater economic prosperity. I do not believe that the free housing Jackson mentions is meant to be expensive and luxurious. However, by free housing I imagine, he in point of fact means shelter, so that no-one in America have to live on the street. Once you have got a roof over your head, a solid base to return to,
A major argument against a nationalized health care system is that it will be inefficient. I think this is a false worry. The so-called "efficient" system of competition in the US is actually just the opposite. Costs are increasing, administrative waste is on the rise, every time you turn around there is a “new” policy in place or a “new” task force that causes all sorts of paperwork, rules and regulations and is just another item which needs to be mandated, monitored and controlled to the fullest by who knows who, while money is just lining the ever deeper pockets of the rich. Physicians and patients are subject to corporate control and the poor or more of the “working poor” simply do not
In conclusion, Obama Care is a health care organization implemented through the democratic administration that helps individuals have a smoother medical experience by means of preventive care services, the Summary of Budgets Committee for nutritional benefits before and after a hospital stay, emergency room insurance acceptance with no turn away, pre existing condition and grandfathered insurance. This healthcare organization has been developed to provide Americans with an improved experience for hospital stays so that each citizen will not have to endure private health care disparities that deprive the young and old with medical care that only the rich have the privileged to
The quality of health care that patients receive would be greatly reduced. Nationalizing health care reduces patient and doctor flexibility leading to poorer treatment of patients. Patients are not likely to curb their doctor visits and drug costs if it is free, so total costs of health care will be several times what they are now. In order to cut costs of health insurance price and salary controls on drugs, medical equipment, and medical services will probably be put into effect. People who live in countries that have nationalized health care have to wait on very long waiting lists before they are treated sometimes.