Chantra Horton ACC281 Accounting Concepts for Health Care Professional The California Sutter Health Approach Mark Strictlett January 30, 2012 An increasing issue within the health care field is the inability to collect debt from the growing population of uninsured or underinsured patients. Health care organizations may be struggling to meet operational margins because the industry has never treated its customers like other retail- oriented sectors of the economy. Hospitals incur sixty billion dollars in bad debt annually because the typically collect only ten to twenty percent of a total uninsured patient balance after service. This is due to a number of reasons, including poor accounting practices, or a lack of patient information.
Throughout the Civil War, medical knowledge was extremely basic. Many doctors didn’t understand infection, and those who did, did little or nothing to prevent it. Approximately two thirds of the soldiers died from infections as a result of unsound hygiene and sanitary conditions. Disease was extremely prominent in Civil War camps because of the disgusting conditions that the soldiers had to live in. Even though during the civil war, many medical advancements were being made, they were not being made quick enough to save approximately 400,000 soldiers who died from disease and infection.
Some of the key stakeholders encompassed in the act are as such the ordinary citizen who cannot afford the basic healthcare. Others include the government bodies like the finance and the health department for the provision of those services. The other major stake holder is the private health sector which should not be left out in the analysis of the ppaca. This act has seen some infighting amongst the congressmen but eventually it has sailed through to the presidential assent. However a journal published by the United States department of justice stated that most of the cases that were challenging the act were “unable to demonstrate any sufficient standing” united states department of justice (2011).
It isn’t right for Obama Care to force everyone to get health insurance but it is the most logically because insurance companies cannot deny anyone so that everyone can be covered. There are about 32 million people who don't have health insurance. If something happens, and they have to go to the hospital, they often just don't pay the bill, and the hospital has to cover it. To cover the costs, hospitals raise the prices of health care for everyone and if the prices are raised then the more a hospital patient that’s covered by
At the time (1943) the majority of doctors believed that the medical services were inadequate and badly co ordinated (this was a reality and had no bearing on the doctors opinions on weather to privatize or nationalise the NHS). There were three main services at the time. The Public Health Service, Consultants and Specialists that were situated inside and outside of hospitals. In 1943 the health service was mostly private and the system was unequal and fragmented. If the system continued to stay privatized we would have different people in different areas becoming their own little branches dotted around the
Navigating and deciphering the complicated health insurance industry is too daunting and expensive a task to leave up to individuals, which is why in many cases, the United States government and private organizations have stepped in. In fact, recent times have bared witness to an unprecedented grouping of forty major corporations approaching Capitol Hill to advocate healthcare reform.
Lastly, the amount of personal bankruptcies will be reduced. Many Americans file for bankruptcy because of their medical bills, if the rates go down and more people can afford coverage then it would make sense that the amount of bankruptcies would also go down. Even though the pros all help and seem great the cons to this policy also holds valid points. First, “18 million of the uninsured will be forced to go under Medicaid, while the rest will have to accept another government program. Even so, millions will remain uninsured,” (Pros and cons of Obama care June 29, 2012).
This is the cause of many economic issues such as decreasing job opportunities, rising costs, injustice, and crime. Border security breach for the country as a whole and in particular for the residents of the town may cause ecological imbalance by over populating the locality. It is hard to find, when an illegal immigrant commits a crime it takes much longer to sentence him. The government has created to help people that do not have the funds for things such as health care, food, and other things. The taxpayers pay for these programs.
Welfare Reform: The Facts Since the Social Security Act of 1935, many people have become the worthless in our country. Even though the Act had good intentions to provide single mothers with children income for daily living expenses, the program has become widely misused or in many cases abused. The Federal Government ran the program for nearly sixty years before realizing there were many loopholes that needed fixed or adjusted. The recipients of this aid had no motivation to find work because there were no set limits or guidelines for how long you could receive these government benefits. Welfare, as we know it, has been abused and continues to be abused today.
We are leaving in one of the most powerful nations in the world and we do not have a decent medical care system. I do not really understand how all this works but I see that in other countries people have more access to health care than here in the United States. In this country doctors and insurances are getting richer every day. In the other side, people are dying every day because they do not have money to pay for hospital and medicines. We need to reduce the medical care costs.