Not taking any action in this case has proven to be a bad decision as was quickly learned in 2004. When analyzing the case using the prudent pragmatism method to develop policy recommendations, one may compare the current case to see what may have caused the situation to worsen. Over the years the amount of vaccine manufacturers in the U.S. has declined, so has the ability to guarantee flu vaccination doses for all who desire one. As it seems that the unpredictability of influenza vaccine supply is the main cause of the supply shortages, the main policy goal should be to bring back more manufacturers of flu vaccinations. Due to the lack of financial incentive to produce flu vaccinations in the U.S., policymakers must decide on a method of bringing more vaccinations to the U.S. from abroad or subsidizing the ones
Spreading the burden to the entire population is unfair, especially when considering treatments that are required as a result of one making poor health decisions, such as: smoking, obesity, and drug use. Allowing those who make such poor decisions to pay the same amount as one who has attempted to lead a healthy lifestyle, is a very unwise decision. This is because it subconsciously promotes such bad habits, as there are no economic consequences imposed. Additionally, if one feels that taxes are high now, wait until a universal health care system is in place. It has been estimated by several economists that $339 billion a year in additional taxes will be the bare minimum needed to compensate for the high cost of health care.
One-quarter of all medical spending goes to administrative and overhead costs, and reliance on antiquated paper-based record and information systems needlessly increases these costs. Over 45 million Americans—including over 8 million children—lack health insurance. Eighty percent of the uninsured are in working families. Even those with health coverage are struggling to cope with soaring medical costs. Skyrocketing health care costs are making it increasingly difficult for employers, particularly small businesses, to provide health insurance to
Even so, millions will remain uninsured,” (Pros and cons of Obama care June 29, 2012). Taxes will increase, so yes our health insurance coast goes down but is made up for in higher taxes. Another con is that by forcing states into federally-mandated health insurance it goes against state rights and violates federalism. Finally, not only is there fines if you don’t have health insurance but there is also the fact that “some speculate that you can be thrown in jail for failure to pay your health insurance taxes,” (Pros and cons of Obama care June 29, 2012). The evaluations of the pros and cons should be evaluated by their effectiveness.
| Utility to the nursing profession | 2.5 points Question 4 Evidence-based nursing primarily uses which of the following to answer clinical questions? | 1. | Consulting and authority | | 2. | Using intuition | | 3. | Obtaining the newest research | | 4.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE The Healthcare Industry is a 2.8 trillion dollar industry. From issues like personal bank-ruptcy, overpaid executives in the healthcare industry, inconsistent pricing from health care pro-viders and hospitals and patients not able to afford to have health care, there was a need for health care reform. Due to several inefficiencies that drove up the cost of healthcare, a reduced standard of care to patients, and Americans that could not afford to have health care, the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. Some of the key goals of the ACA were to reduce the rate of health care spending and the burden it placed on families, businesses, employers and state and federal budgets as well as improving the quality of care provided to patients. One of the provisions in the ACA is that all Americans are required to have health insurance.
The number one cited concern for opponents concerns the initial investment costs of developing such a system. Given the status of the economy and the government’s financial problems, and an immediate investment of an estimated $634 billion and $1.5 trillion over 10 years, the United States simply cannot afford to implement a system in the immediate future (CATO, 2011). A lesser concern, but valid nonetheless, is the idea that government mandated healthcare will eliminate the private healthcare industry and reduce in a lack of incentive to pursue medical professions due to lower earnings and more government control (2011). The most significant concern is what role will politics play in government sponsored universal healthcare. With heated issues such as abortion, stem-cell research, and even assisted death, how can the government ensure medical policies do not change as fast as politicians in
California Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Rhonda Barkey HCA 415 Community & Public Health Dr. John Moore July 9, 2012 Quality healthcare insurance can be hard to come by for a large majority of the American population. There are those who cannot get quality healthcare for reasons such as affordability or a pre-existing condition, but those that do have access to medical insurance, either through their employer or from a private vendor, are paying extremely high prices and oftentimes the benefits are limited. Our government, both local and federal, is spending billions of dollars every year to help individuals who have no access to healthcare. The red tape that one has to go through to get access to these government-funded
The health care issue is spiraling out of control in the United States. There yet again is not enough money, especially for children of low-income families. The most recent debate has been about the new children’s health care bill that was recently vetoed by Bush, reexamined and revised; now waiting for yet another chance to be approved. The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a national program in the United States that provides health insurance for families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicare, yet cannot afford to buy private insurance. This bill will add $35 billion to SCHIP to insure more children.
The Issue of Poverty and Hunger By: Nolan Kibit Lit III 2nd Hour One in seven people die of hunger, and 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized .Many people do not know how large of an effect poverty has on the health crisis that we face. Poverty is an important global issue because it plays a role in the estimated one billion people who lack access to health care systems. Health issues are a main concern for countries with high poverty populations. Poverty effects the way we act and live, and our health effects the way that we behave in the real world. Poverty effects our health in many ways including mental health and diseases, access to vaccinations, malnutrition, and attaining adequate healthcare.