First the pro side, the first main issue is the fact that the 32 million Americans that don’t have health care will now have access to health care coverage. Many Americans can’t afford health care coverage and this policy lowers the cost so that more Americans will have the opportunity to get the coverage they need. Another pro is that people with preexisting conditions can no longer be denied coverage. Insurance companies have been getting away with denying people the coverage they need because they either get sick or because they have a preexisting condition and this policy puts an end to all of that. Lastly, the amount of personal bankruptcies will be reduced.
Gastric bypass surgery may not only help with obesity but it is believed that gastric bypass can help in treatment with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and sleep apnea. But there are many risks involved with the surgery, including death in about 2-3% of patients within one month of surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is an extensive procedure. Most qualified clients have a BMI of 40 or more and are morbidly obese. Clients planning to have gastric bypass surgery meet with a variety of specialists to determine their eligibility..
Many insurance plans cover only a limited number of doctors’ visits or hospital days, exposing families’ to unlimited financial liability. Over half of all personal bankruptcies today are caused by medical bills. Lack of affordable health care is compounded by serious flaws in our health care delivery system. About 100,000 Americans die from medical errors in hospitals every year. 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.
Analysis of “Organ Sales Will Save Lives” English 112 11:30-12:45 9/19/2012 Analysis of “Organ Sales Will Save Lives” Thousands of people die every year from a tragic disease known as end-stage renal failure. However, these deaths could be easily prevented with the legalization of kidney sales for transplant. Countless people around the world are either desperate to sell or buy a kidney, yet restrictions on such transactions have caused the black market organ trade to thrive. Restraints on kidney sales not only promotes risky conditions in which to purchase one, but cheats the seller out of due compensation if it were legal. In her essay “Organ Sales Will Save Lives”, Joanna Mackay explains how legalizing kidney sales would be beneficial in more ways than one; saving the lives of patients willing to buy kidneys, and with legal compensation, helping to end poverty in the countries of those willing to sell.
EMTALA is an unfunded federal mandate. This mandate for universal access shifted the cost to the hospitals. Hospitals and physicians risk substantial legal and financial penalties for violations of the mandate, with consequences as extreme as revocation of a hospital’s Medicare provider agreement (Diaz-Vickery, Sauser, & Davis, 2013). According to the American College of Emergency Doctors (ACEP) under EMTALA the emergency department has the only mandate to provide healthcare. A 2009 ACEP survey on the financial crisis stated, 66 percent of emergency physicians polled have seen an increase of uninsured patients in their emergency departments during the current financial
Yet thousands of people die each year or escalates billions of debt to the health care system in the U.S. annually to fight them. According to the CDC these types of infections can be identified and isolated by cultures and laboratory testing. But to aid in helping battle the infections throughout the healthcare industry The Joint Commission has place accreditation requirements and various tools to reduce the infection rates in the healthcare field. Integration of Central Line Catheter Purposes
Healthcare costs have been on the rise for years as our population ages and lives longer. While reform is needed the so called savior of the healthcare system “Obamacare” is not only misleading but it is outright wrong. This system is actually just a way for the government to move money from one area to another that benefits them more instead of the people. Already the Obamacare system has taken billions of dollars out of the already hurting social security system and has redirected it to pay for healthcare of those that have never worked a day in their life and feel they are entitled to
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
Your body is a movement machine, without movement it will collapse. The Surgeon General of the Unites States recently reported that our country is plagued with a condition called HYPO-KINETIC DISEASE. Simply put - hypo means "lack of" and kinetic refers to "movement". This Lack of movement contributes to many other current diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, which are prevalent in our society and among the top causes of death in our sedentary society. But the Surgeon General also reports that in some cases, hypokinetic disease can be drastically reduced or even eliminated through exercise and lifestyle modification.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) in America occurs daily in epidemic proportions. IPV is a real medical issue. The victim’s medical complaints run the gambit of secondary symptoms such hypertension to obvious signs like broken bones. It is always difficult to ascertain how many women are being victimized because intimate partner violence is in the top ten underreported crimes. There are some situations where women are the perpetrators of the abuse and men are the victims, but usually clinicians only see women seeking treatment for abuse.