Many immigrants do not pay taxes, and they may receive welfare or other forms of government assistance which is extremely unfair to tax payers. Another negative impact is exposure to health risks which coincides with health care. Immigrants are often uninsured or underinsured, and forty-three percent of noncitizens under 65 have no health insurance. While entering in the U.S immigrants may carry diseases that have possibilities of never getting treated. In Madeleine Peiner Cosman (2005) her journal states “by default we grant health passes to illegal aliens, yet illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago”.
Erika Casas English 121 2/11/12 Struggling Through Cancer “Cancer”, it’s a disease that has claim the lives of millions, it’s a disease that so far has no known cure, and it’s a disease that has many different forms. As for my situation I wasn’t the one diagnosed with cancer; unfortunately it was my dad. My father had been complaining of a very uncomfortable pain in his lower abdomen; major weight loss, and very fatigue. We never expected it would be something more serious than just poor diet, or just a small bug he was getting over. The news was out my dad was diagnosed with “Colon Cancer”, life changing for him as well as for our entire family.
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.
The sheer numbers involved results is a random combination of health implications. Most people will not notice anything, or pass any slight symptom off as getting older. Other people who have more of a reaction will go to the doctor and get diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a catch all disease that was created about a decade ago to give doctors something to tell the patient when they complained. The doctors can't accurate diagnose or understand what or why a patient is feeling a certain way, so the corrupt medical establishment gives them this nonsense to spew.
Soon the government invested money just for the research of the influenza epidemic, it wasn’t much and the studies for it didn’t begin until the pandemic was over and a lot of Americans began to loose interest in what caused it. (http://www.pandemicflu.gov/general/greatpandemic2.html) The short term effect of this pandemic was that it killed millions of our people not just in the U S but all around the world, which is never a good thing. The long term effect was that it gave scientists and physicians cause to research and learn more about what caused this pandemic and rectify it or at least ensure that this won’t happen to the extent that it did. It also opened up the doors for research into other fields of medicine. Another problem that I reflected on was the way African Americans were still being treated in the 1900’s.
To go along with the 4,400 Americans that wont be coming home to their families, there were over 32,000 Americans wounded in this war. So was this $4 trillion dollar war really wort our time and the lives it cost us? I say no, I feel we spent far too long helping a country that wanted nothing but for us to leave their country for years. We have cost too many lives, and have changed too many lives with injuries to justify a war where we simply just pull out. The results did not justify the losses America took, including how negative our image has become over the years, the financial hole we dug ourselves into, and the way we've affected Americans for the
Noncompliance is dangerous for the patient and frustrating for the physician. Up to 11% of hospital admissions, 40% of nursing home admissions, and about 125,000 deaths a year are due to noncompliance with prescribed medication regimens, according to the American Pharmacists Association “Drugs don't work in patients who don't take them (APA, 1994)." It should not be different if the patient is indigent and can not pay the bill because as a healthcare professional you should always treat every patient with the same respect disregarding there economic standpoint, race, or color. The way the economy has been the last couple years has had a big impact on why more patients are noncompliant. Patients will not buy or take medications if they can not afford it.
I see big debate among all the candidates for the presidency, but the most time their critics focus just about their personal matter, gender, race, ethnicity, or believes. I wonder who will be the one that could make right decisions to lot of issues that Americans face in daily basis. One of the issues that close to my heart is the universal healthcare system. This issue it is one of fundamental and basic of human dignity, it is right for every citizens. According to the Census Bureau, 43.6 million Americans had no health insurance in 2002.
Too many Americans are forced into bankruptcy due to high out-of-pocket medical care expenses” (Miller 3). It just doesn’t feel right to these citizens that basic healthcare is outside of their reach just because they have lost their job or chose a career path that was not as profitable as some others may have chosen. After all, every job must be done and not everyone can be among the elite. However, that should not mean that the people who do the lower class jobs should suffer medically. This is the argument that is the backbone of those who press for a universal healthcare
Meaning that they aren’t on the waiting list due to an illness, but are on it because of a self-inflicted problem. This is unfair on the seriously ill people. What we really need to question is whether or not those people who are choosing to make decision, which negatively affect their health deserve the care and support seriously ill people require. The people we are talking about are the ones who consume a large amount of alcohol each and every night and who buy a packet of twenty cigarettes not to last them seven days but instead only one day. These people are wasting the time, effort and help which doctors put in to make their lives healthier.