Their role within the health care system is to pay for their employee’s medical care. On the other hand, they are the ones to decide what should be paid for and to what extent (Sultz & Young, 2012). Employers are concerned about how much money they are putting into their employee’s health care, but are interested in keeping them healthy so they can get back to work as soon as possible. Therefore, employees are paying a premium due to their employers only paying a specific amount for their health care. As companies have tried to tighten the budgets, benefits have fallen victim.
Ways to increase compliance in the elderly. Increasing compliance in the elderly deems a decrease in the amount of hospitalizations and emergent care for these patients. Most elderly patients are diagnosed with multiple medical conditions which require multiple medications (Brandt, Hanna, & Walters, 2013). All these medications cost money as well as a tremendous responsibility to the patient. Money can become a big issue with compliance, but money is not the only reason why elderly are non-compliant with their medications.
Matthew Holt who wrote an article called, “Why is Fixing American Health Care so Difficult?” According to Matthew Holt there are two main reasons why universal health coverage is so hard to accomplish. That’s because such a small population of America is sick and most of the health care dollars get spent on it. There needs to be a transfer of money from the healthy and the wealthy in order to pay for these sick people and the costs are beyond the means of the individuals concerned and their families. So in order to pay for the health care of these sick people and the rest of America, the healthy and wealthy would need to step in and help. This means that the government would have to find
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
Employees want to see that their employer will have the necessary insurance benefits to cover necessary family and personal needs. Constructlt is an imaginary business that gives an outlook on reality. Health care is an economic business for consumers. Issuing health care benefits to employees continue to create a scarcity effect within organizations. The low supply of health insurance among the American population has created a greater need for insurance at a higher price.
Which means they could not support their families or pay their bills. Although, soldiers did get paid, it was a situation where you had to figure out what if they did stop the pay. WIC and Food Stamp benefits were being threatened by the shut down as well. If WIC ran out of money that would mean a lot of pregnant women, babies and small children would lack a resource they all need. The same with Food Stamps, there are people who need these benefits.
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.
As previously stated, functionalist believe that if a society is to be stable, then it is important for people to be healthy and to contribute. If a third of the American population is deprived of healthcare, several people would be unhealthy and unable to contribute to the society. Some people are sick and unable to work due to a specific illness, however, these people are still unable to receive healthcare because they do not have a job that provides them with the benefit of healthcare and they do not have the money to pay for it. In sociologist, functionalist, Talcott Parsons sick role, the idea that sick people who are unable to work and receive health care, is completely contradicted, in the first section when he states, “People who are sick are not responsible for their condition. It is assumed that being sick is not a deliberate and knowing choice of the sick person.” (Parsons, 1951) In this quote, Parsons is basically stating that people become sick and it is not their fault, so these people should not be held responsible for coming down with the illnesses they came down with.
I think it is sad to live in the greatest country in the world and not everyone has access to free or even affordable health care. Some people have insurance; some have government help and some work hard but can't afford insurance. When kids are sick, parents should be able to bring them to the doctor and get medicine. When elderly people need medicines, they shouldn't have to go without them because they are too expensive. I think that if we didn't have so many lawsuits in our country, doctors wouldn't have to charge so much and more people could go to the doctor when they need it.
Treats have been made if the states don’t start agreeing with each other there will be a commonwealth takeover. Funding is the biggest problem; the hospitals have as the commonwealth takes funding and puts it in other areas like private hospitals. The infrastructure needs to be upgrade so the staff can fix the shortage of nurses and doctors. If the hospitals weren’t so over crowded there would be plenty of money for hospitals to staff them for the patients in hospital. Community care, preventative medicine as well as age care are in crisis.