citizens, universal healthcare would significantly lower healthcare costs for both the individual and the government. Without a doubt, something should be done to fix the current healthcare system; it is just a matter of what should be done. Over the past several years, the cost of healthcare in the U.S. has risen significantly and does not seem to lower, surpassing “$2.2 trillion in 2007” (An). This ever-increasing cost has caused less and less coverage, being unaffordable to more and more people; “The average American spends about $7,900 dollars per year on healthcare” (Sanders). Though healthcare is currently very costly, studies show that universal healthcare would be cheaper than the current privatized system (Conor).
The mission of the AHRQ is to “improve quality safety efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans”. Information from their research allows people to make informed decisions regarding their medical care and improve the quality of services. The Joint Commission has recommended that a culture of safety be created. Stressing that organizations should have “transparent and equitable disciplinary process that takes into account personal responsibility and accountability.” TJC noted two major actions that erode leadership credibility and undermine the culture of safety; terminating or failing to support an employee who committed a blameless act during the course of an adverse event (med error), and exempting influential individuals from complying with quality and safety policies, such as policies on intimidating and disruptive behavior, (playing favorites). TJC has also been instrumental in creating the “do not use” list of abbreviations and the sound a like warnings for
This is a historic federalism versus state rights conflict that has defined our nation throughout our entire history and continues to divide us politically, as evidenced in the recent presidential election. Thus, we rank high in many critical care and surgical services, but rank low in overall morbidity and mortality rates due our lack of comprehensive horizontally integrated healthcare services that extend far beyond our hospital borders. We spend approximately 18.4 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare, which is almost double that of any other industrialized nation. Part A of the Medicare Trust Fund is due to go bankrupt in 2017. The need to offer higher healthcare quality and service at lower costs requires incentives for innovative delivery systems and new ways of working with fewer resources.
The new laws where established to protect consumers against health insurers, so no one would be denied coverage because of an illness such as: Cancer, Aids and other chronic diseases. Author Jed Graham’s article, “Obama Care’s impact on Job loss” (2013), emphasizes how the new health care reform law is causing job loss. According to Graham some law firms, school districts and hospitals throughout the United States are facing tough choices with rising insurance cost under Obama Care. Graham shows the scope of this problem by showing that, according to politicians and economist Affordable Care Acts give businesses and incentive to cut worker’s hours below the 30 hour per-week
Under the terms of this system, a single public agency would organize health financing and the delivery of care would remain private. The Single-Payer System allows all Americans to be covered for all medically necessary services (pnhp.org, 2011). Among these services are: doctor visits, hospitalization, preventive care, long-term care, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug and medical supply costs. This system could work to resolve the lack of healthcare epidemic rising nationally. People would seek care for chronic diseases earlier, causing them to be more treatable.
Statistics do not show the US as a stand-out performer in either quality or quantity. A recent study published in Health Affairs states: “the United States often stands out for inefficient care and errors and is an outlier on access/cost barriers.” Streamlining payment through a single nonprofit payer per the PNHP would save more than $400 billion per year. The PNHP is not alone in their belief. Health Care Now and the recently proposed “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act,” H.R. 676 introduce plans to provide health care for all, give consumers the most choices, provide strong health coverage and saves money for government, business and individuals.
Included are, “lack of universal access, unrelenting surge in costs, decreasing affordability for much of the population, and variable, often mediocre quality of care”. Lack of access is an enormous problem within the United States, where according to a Gallup poll, “more than 16% of American adults were without health coverage in January and February of this year” (Mendes, 2010). This is a continuous trend that seemed to elevate as our economy declined in 2008. Our health care costs are increasing faster than the economy. Our aging population, increasing technology, increasing administrative costs, and chronic disease are among only a few issues that have resulted in the increase of health care costs.
Obama Care a for sure No!! The Obama Care act defined as a good way of providing affordable health insurance for the entire nation. How is the nation going to benefit from this act? I personally believe that the Obama Care act is beneficiating doctors and insurance providers by rewarding them, and it also may conclude to depriving people form the doctors or insurance that they have chosen. The Obama Care act is an act to beneficiate doctors and insurance companies by rewarding them.
With taxes at a breaking point government has little recourse but to try to hold down costs. Government cutting budget for health care sector affects every aspect. Since labour is the main component of health costs, income for health workers and professionals have been brought under tight government controls. This causes brain wash. Health professionals will migrate to other countries were they would compensate for the same services they provide. This causes shortage of labour force in health care sector which in turn causes long patient wait time.
It also covers a number of preventive services without charging a probate deductible. Insurances providers will be required to publicly justify rate increase, and consumers will now have the ability to appeal to an independent third party when providers deny coverage for services. This Act is very beneficial to me in numerous of ways, simply because I have a real bad asthma problem and all the treatments I need are very expensive. My family isn’t really financially able to afford the medicine I need so thanks to the Affordable Healthcare Act signed by Obama more Americans as well as I are either fully insured or have some type of insurance. Middle class Americans who wasn’t able to apply for Medicaid are now eligible