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The disadvantage for an uninsured person will be that they will pay full price at a non-negotiable rate, but they can shop smarter by the use of federal database of national health care costs. The insurance companies have a negotiated reimbursement rate, include variety population, young, elderly, healthy, and sick to evenly distribute the cost of the plan therefore, lower cost health insurance. The increase knowledge for consumers on health care insurance will increase competition and supply of healthcare insurance. The private and government insurance plans will put pressure on the providers to meet quality care guidelines in order to get reimbursed (Christensen, 2013). The ACA and the CMS have made insurance buying process transparent, allowing consumers to educate themselves on not only where to go for services but have also provided a platform for consumers to compare different insurances plans thus increasing the competition between different insurance plans and increasing the number of choices for the health care consumer (Young & Kirkham, 2013).
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President Obama’s "Health Care Bill" The new health care bill, will it saves all Americans as intended by the President or does the opposite. That’s seems to be the hot topic. This paper will analyze and attempt to associates or predicts possible impacts and outcomes of the bill on the economy, health insurance, the health insurance industry, Wall Street, and or the U.S. population in general, or I as an individual. To answer the above questions, we’ll explore some possible outcomes or impacts of Obama-care. But, lets first analyze the bill, in order to provide possible impacts on the above situation,.
All of the UNMC branches can now share PHI electronically. This saves time versus having to transport paper records, which could take days (Breakthroughs for life). It also saves money by doctors not having to repeat test that have already been completed at another facility. Electronically sending records could help diagnose patients faster by providing the doctor with patient history, improving the overall quality of healthcare. The sharing of electronic health information with the Department of Public Health can also help in the early discovery of disease epidemics.
Why the joint commission on accreditation of health care organization should add new regulations regarding libraries. Journal of Medical Library Association, 92 , p. 166-168. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC385295/ The Joint Commission. (2013). Facts about hospital accreditation.
Obama said he will lower the drug cost by allowing safe medicines from other countries, increasing the use of generic brand names, and taking on drug companies that block cheaper generic medicines from the market. The Obama plan is requiring hospitals to collect and report health care cost and quality data. The plan requires the cost of illnesses for employers and their employees. The plan is to reform the insurance market to increase competitive by taking on anticompetitive activity that drives up prices without improving the quality of care. The Obama-Biden plan will promote public health.
Bonus payments will be given to those doctors and hospitals that provide good quality care. | CON: With an increased population of individuals receiving healthcare from the government, there will be longer wait times, and potential decline in the quality of care given by doctors. | PRO: The PPACA tax promotes the general welfare because it makes health care more widely available and affordable. | CON: Congress is requiring that every person purchase health insurance or face penalties. | PRO: The health reform includes the largest health care tax cut in history for middle class families, helping to make insurance much more affordable for millions of families.