All American citizens are health care consumers and employees that take advantage of this system can control their own health care budgets. But it is important to highlight that those consumers with chronic illness will not be saving due to the high deductibles. Consumer driven health care plans generates conscious patients, users will avoid seeing the doctor when they can find a remedy over the counter or look up online for remedies that do not need a
“During the 2008 US presidential election, then-candidate Barack Obama (US Senator, D-IL) campaigned for the need to reform the American health care system, stating that the cost of health care was a threat to our economy and that health care should be a right for every American”("History of the," 2011). Health care reform was on top of the would-be presidents’ agenda. In November 2008, President Barack Obama took office. In 2009 and 2010, he continued to try to persuade Congress to pass the reform on health policy. “An explicit health policy can achieve several things: it defines a vision for the future which in turn helps to establish targets and points of reference for the short and medium term”("Health policy," 2014).
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.
Impact on patients Conclusion/Closing: With the changes made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, consumers no longer have to worry about being turned down by health insurance companies for pre-existing conditions or the inability to afford healthcare. 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. This is not socialized health care nor is it a single payer system. Consumers will still have to purchase insurance from private companies, not the government however, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a set of guidelines and regulations put into action to protect patients. Insurance companies have unfairly treated consumers for many years, making it very difficult to access care.
Randy E. Barnett, JD "Throughout the year-long debate over health care reform, President Obama promised that the legislation would reduce the spiraling cost of health care... But a couple of new government reports confirm what many of us who opposed a federal takeover of the health care system feared all along - higher costs... CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] says that the health care law will impose billions of dollars in annual fees on manufacturers and importers of brand-name prescription drugs and on health insurance plans, and new taxes on medical device sales. CMS said it anticipates that these new fees and taxes will be passed down to consumers in the form of higher drug and device prices and higher insurance premiums, raising health care costs from $2.1 billion in 2011 to $18.2 billion in
Newt Gingrich is, like Mitt Rom-ney, not satisfied with Obamac-are. “We must repeal and replace the left’s big government health bill with real solutions that will lower costs and improve health outcomes.” He believes that Obamacare instead created layers of new taxes, regulations, and bureau-cracies that in the end will make the problems worse. Newt proposes a “Patient Power” plan
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
Health plans must adopt and implement uniform standards and business rules for the electronic exchange of health information to reduce paperwork and administrative burdens and costs. Encouraging Provider Collaboration. Establishes a national pilot program on payment bundling to encourage hospitals, doctors, and post‐acute care providers to work together to achieve savings for Medicare through increased collaboration and improved coordination of patient care. Limiting Health Flexible Savings Account Contributions. Limits the amount of contributions to health FSAs to $2,500 per year, indexed by CPI for subsequent years.
Explain what universal health care could be, and my experience with the health care expansion. The recent health care reform measure has expanded and inhibited access to health care. The health care reform was signed into legislation as The Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010 by President Obama. The law is to give people with no health care a chance to obtain health care affordably. It also helps individuals with preexisting conditions to be covered as well.
After decades of failed attempts by democratic presidents; president Obama finally signed the health care reform in March 2010. Although I am glad that he signed this health care reform, I believe that his decision to sign this bill seemed to be pressured into changing things because he felt he has to immediately. Now we all know that since Obama became president, the American people have been anxiously waiting for some changes. I know the healthcare reform is a priority right now but it should be addressed carefully. There's no need to rush through legislations if we want this major issue to be unraveled; I would rather get it right then get it quick.