“Comparative News Story” Both the American and Chinese’s Healthcare systems are currently facing challenges. President Obama’s healthcare law is currently being analyzed by the U.S Supreme Court because there is a question of if it contradicts the constitution. Based on the article “How the Affordable Care Act Helps the U.S. Economy”, there are politicians who believe that President Obama’s healthcare law is unconstitutional. On the other hand there are citizens and other politicians who are supportive of the healthcare plan. China’s economy and citizens health is currently under fire because the universal health care spending is no longer proving a profit for the economy.
When patients only seek healthcare from an emergency provider their care is more expensive and may be disjointed because emergency providers do not have access to a patient’s complete medical chart. In this situation, duplicate testing is done and medications may be prescribed that are not safe for the patient. The use of the emergency room as a primary care provider and the disjointed care of patients in the emergency room are two of the many challenges that healthcare providers and governments face when a patient with chronic health problems loses their healthcare coverage. One step that may assist governments in providing safe and effective care for patients who do have chronic health issues but do not have health insurance is to provide a healthcare insurance program where the premium cost for the
Spreading the burden to the entire population is unfair, especially when considering treatments that are required as a result of one making poor health decisions, such as: smoking, obesity, and drug use. Allowing those who make such poor decisions to pay the same amount as one who has attempted to lead a healthy lifestyle, is a very unwise decision. This is because it subconsciously promotes such bad habits, as there are no economic consequences imposed. Additionally, if one feels that taxes are high now, wait until a universal health care system is in place. It has been estimated by several economists that $339 billion a year in additional taxes will be the bare minimum needed to compensate for the high cost of health care.
Healthcare is very different from other free enterprise systems as there are many licensures that are required by various professionals and facilities, and some choose self-regulation via accreditation facilities. There is also a huge regulation due to the need of cost containment via certificate of need laws. These laws ensure that healthcare organizations are not just built on top of each other increasing cost for the consumer. This makes healthcare different from other organizations. Why don't we just let government take over all of health care and quit pretending it's a competitive business
Obamacare forces people to have health insurance, so it caused those who do not agree with it to make the choice to not get any type of health insurance. For those who did obtain health insurance, it makes it difficult for health care facilities to accept new patients with pre-existing health conditions because there are many insurance companies who do pay for health care for pre-existing health conditions. This can cause problems for health care facilities to obtain payment for services from the insurance companies. Other political forces that may also influence the development of the clinic are the state’s budget that could be distributed among the healthcare industry and where the money is being used, what clinical staff positions are going to be funded, and which programs will be implemented and which ones will be terminated. Many facilities determine what services they are going to be providing by where their facility is located.
Managed care organizations scrutinize expensive procedures to be sure they are necessary. At times patient desires and needs come into direct conflict with economic pressures. Studies have shown that about 30% of operations recommended by surgeons are unnecessary, the majority of these procedures would accomplish their purpose, and other methods would achieve similar results without operation. Managed care organization will refuse to pay for an operation if they feel it is unnecessary. Another way managed care organizations control costs is by eliminating expensive doctors from their provider list.
The Affect Privatization Has On Mental Health Services In order to improve cost-effectiveness and quality, states have made an attempt to privatize mental-health care in Wake County and across the state. In other words, they are trying to save money and reduce the cost of their budget, but in reality they are decreasing the quality of service. Since privatization has taken place, it has affected the delivery of services to mental-health clients in several ways. When previously government-provided services are turned over to private sectors, it can have a tremendous impact on patients who are extremely sick because they might not be able to get the special treatment that they need. When private companies begin to furnish the care that counties
People with a disability are seen and said to be a personal problem to the family. This model is where dehumanization comes into play the most. The medical model is where the worse points of disabilities is bought out and shown as the important points of a situation. It also talks about how the disability can be fixed surgically or medically to help the person fit into the society better. With the medical model society doesn’t show any concern in trying to change things to help the person with disabilities.
They believe that it would be better if nurses only practice under the guidance and supervision of the doctor. They believe that allowing them to practice independently would be detrimental to their patients (Mills, 2009). They would be prone to some misdiagnosis, failure to attend to less obvious, but potentially life-threatening problems as well as prescriptive errors. In fact, they maintained that many deaths in the hospital would be realized due to errors made in prescriptions. According to them, nurses however much trained and experienced lack skills to manage and deal with complex living with multi-system diseases.
They may never see the same doctor twice. This is very important for many citizens who are paying for these managed care plans. “Managed care arrangements often control patients’ access to medical specialists, thereby restricting patients’ freedom to choose providers, and obtain the medical services they desire.” (Jecker) This can lower the quality of care that an individual with managed health care