Running head: THE PRIMARY CARE CLINIC The Primary Care Clinic Lacey Jaslaine Vaughn March 12, 2013 Strayer University Professor Kathleen Milburne The Primary Care Clinic Discuss the key political, economic, and social forces that may have influenced the development of the clinic. Politics have always had an influence on our healthcare. In the United States, people benefit from our health care system. There are many politicians that are being “paid” in order to keep our health care system the way it has been for years. Obamacare forces people to have health insurance, so it caused those who do not agree with it to make the choice to not get any type of health insurance.
Children would get the proper medical attention because with a national health care system their parents could afford health insurance. As Chris Farrell stated “no matter how the tab is met, the biggest myth in public policy today is that we can't afford universal health insurance
The news right now is peppered with articles about Obama's actions of making sure all companies offer insurance for their employees that includes contraception. Dan Mercia of CNN writes it as, “An original mandate on providing contraception was part of the new federal healthcare law spearheaded by Obama, the Affordable Care Act. It required that insurers provide, at no cost to those insured, all forms of contraception approved by the Food and Drug Administration.” This is not something that is making the Catholic people happy because they believe life should not be prevented. The author of the NY TIMES article talks about just such a case when Judge John Kane issues an injunction against Obama's insurance mandate. There is nothing that says judges, individuals, or companies can ignore a law once its made because their beliefs don't follow under that law.
One of the goals of socialized medicine is ensuring universal access to health care. Even though this will take a long time to be achieved because people’s opinions are split based on their political views and income. Most democrats believe that socialized medicine is the way to go to help people less fortunate. Where most Republicans believe that there to many cons towards socialized medicine to go with it and there are other ways to help people than a uniform health care for
According to “Obama Care Facts: Facts on the Affordable Care Act” (n.d.), “give more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance, and to reduce the growth in health care spending in the U.S” (What is ObamaCare). The mandate became law that private citizens and organizations had to comply with and find how to implement. Insurance companies, hospitals and private practices would not have to “get up to code” in order to comply. Not complying would carry a multitude of consequences. This practice is referred to as formal coercive pressures.
This results in pitting ethnic group against ethnic group, union organizations against companies and non-union workers, legal residents against illegal immigrants, and so on. Average Americans should not be divided into an assortment of various groups and sub groups. The Case for Universal Healthcare 8 We should be united in the common cause of securing what is in the best interest of all, this being the first priority. President Barack Obama has addressed Congress concerning his plan for “Stability & Security for All Americans.” The Obama Plan ensures that all Americans have secure and stable health insurance. For those with health insurance, Obama promises (“The Obama Plan”, 2009): o Ends discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.
Also the medical professionals can concentrate more on treating the patient rather than the insurance procedures and malpractice liability. Universal healthcare is needed because insurance is becoming unaffordable for businesses and individuals. Having a universal healthcare system would be great because everyone in the United States would be treated equaly when it comes to seeking medical attention.
UNIVERSAL HEALTH INSURANCE Massachusetts is leading the way on mandatory universal health care. It is the first state to require universal health care that people can afford, available to every resident in the state. No other state has been able to do so. More than a dozen states are considering making health insurance available to all residents, but the same problems arise for the proposals for years In Massachusetts, are regarded as a model for universal health care proposals across the country. There is a lot of controversy on the issue and the people are not afraid to dispute it.
Americans do not want to spend their hard earned dollars on programs from which they will not see direct benefits. This phenomenon is where universal health care can play not only an economic role, but also a role in the social trends of the nation. If everyone was part of the same health care policy, a larger sense of community and “certain civic responsibilities” would emerge (Universal Access 3). Harvard’s Law review panel names this idea the “communitarian theory”, or, in other words, the concept that constituents will start to understand that disease and health are issues that affect everyone, even you my fellow representatives (Universal Access 3). This effect will in turn make universal health care not simply a matter of economics, but also a moralizing issue.
I think the elderly, represented by the AARP; this interest group is strongly in favor of maintaining Medicare in at least its present state. They want to make sure that no policy is made that will reduce coverage, raise costs to the elderly, Doctors and health care companies. The medical establishment is, of course, very interested in health care policy. They have, for example, lobbied hard to make sure that government payments to Medicare care providers would not go down. They have pushed hard to ensure that government should not be able to bargain down drug prices for users of government health care programs.