Kaiser Permanente has “universal commitment improving the health and wellness of the members, patients, colleagues, and communities” (Kaiser Permanente, 2012). Kaiser Permanente consists of three groups, which are Kaiser Foundation Health Plan with the regional operating subsidiaries, Kaiser Permanente Medical Groups, and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (Kaiser Permanente, 2012). The three groups work hand-in-hand to benefit the public and the community providing groups and individual prepaid health plan, providing hospital care services to the members, the communities, and sponsors charitable
It could be argued that minorities have achieved equality since there are increasing graduation rates amongst all ethnic groups between 2001 and 2008. For example, black graduation increased from 78% to 80%, Hispanic increased from 57% to 60%. Asians remained at a constant 85%. Despite this, whites still have a higher graduation rate than blacks and Hispanics at 84%. In addition to this, blacks and Hispanics are more likely to be unemployed than whites and Asians.
In 1993, the community programs served over 170,000 people. State financial support to local programs has increased from $165.8 million in 1980 to $1 billion in 1993. This dramatic increase in state support for community mental health was made possible by closing state hospitals such as The Traverse City State Hospital that cost as much as $500,000 per bed per year. (Michaelsen
Many people think immigrants are willingly “taking over” the United States, but I agree with Gonzalez. No one wants to leave his or her culture, family, and land behind. Immigrants are forced to leave everything familiar to them just to survive. In many parts of the world poor government leads to deaths of innocent people, and an unfair treatment of citizens. Our country is a super power, and we owe a part of that to immigrants from Latin America.
The mission of Nursing at Harris Health System is to improve the community’s health by delivering high quality health and healing services to their patients, their families and the Harris County community by training the next generation of health professionals. Their vision is to create a healthier community and be recognized as one of America’s best community-owned healthcare systems (Harris Health, 2014). The Harris Health System values their patients, staff, and partners, compassionate care, trust, integrity, mutual respect, communication, and education, research, and innovation (Harris Health, 2014). With these values they promise to provide high-quality healthcare by knowledgeable and highly trained staff; to provide prompt, friendly,
Marketing the hospital is big business and a necessary task to bring any providers to a depressed area. But one of Kutscher’s more implicating statements is that some rural hospitals have sponsored “foreign doctors with J1 visas” [ (2013) ]. Because of the shortage, and the recruiting efforts, EMMC has become an island of color in a sea of white. For many in the Bangor area this is a positive addition of culture and ethnicity to the area, but for the impoverished, white, critically ill patients and their families, it can be a culture shock and
California Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Rhonda Barkey HCA 415 Community & Public Health Dr. John Moore July 9, 2012 Quality healthcare insurance can be hard to come by for a large majority of the American population. There are those who cannot get quality healthcare for reasons such as affordability or a pre-existing condition, but those that do have access to medical insurance, either through their employer or from a private vendor, are paying extremely high prices and oftentimes the benefits are limited. Our government, both local and federal, is spending billions of dollars every year to help individuals who have no access to healthcare. The red tape that one has to go through to get access to these government-funded
I see big debate among all the candidates for the presidency, but the most time their critics focus just about their personal matter, gender, race, ethnicity, or believes. I wonder who will be the one that could make right decisions to lot of issues that Americans face in daily basis. One of the issues that close to my heart is the universal healthcare system. This issue it is one of fundamental and basic of human dignity, it is right for every citizens. According to the Census Bureau, 43.6 million Americans had no health insurance in 2002.
WR122 March 18, 2012 Drug Testing Right or Wrong? Welfare today is one of the most widely used benefit plans by the government and today more than ever more people are in need of these benefits. There are always people though that abuses these programs and takes advantage of the help out there. The drug welfare reform bill is a good one because of its economic and tax benefits, in addition to the fact that, it will prevent citizens from abusing the system. In these difficult economic times, people are trying to save money and cut expenses that’s including the government.
The truth is that we have added so many more border patrol agents to protect our borders all around the United States and still illegal immigrants continue to get into our country. Most of them just want to come to the United States and work some just want to raise enough money to take back home to build their own home and provide a better life for their families. We can argue that some crimes are committed by illegal immigrants but the truth is that it’s not just illegal immigrants who are committing crimes and it’s only a small percentage of illegal immigrants who commit these crimes for the simple fact that by being caught will most likely get you a ticket right back into your country that you came from and if you have family out here can cause you to not see them for a very long time. Adding more agents to our borders is not working I do think that it is important to secure our borders from people trying to bring drugs and weapons into this country but trying to