1. How does health insurance make health care more accessible?
It allows people to go to the doctor when they are ill without worrying that they can afford to pay for the visit because insurance pays the majority of the bill. Usually, there is a co-pay required and that ranges from 20 to 70 dollars depending on the doctor and the insurance policy. For people with Medicaid, of Child Care Plus, then there is no co-pay but you have to be under a certain income to receive this government benefit. Older people have Medicare, that is a government insurance policy that helps pay for medical expenses.
2. What is preventive care?
Preventive care is how a person cares for themselves in order not to get sick. For example, exercising, eating well, taking vitamins and getting rest all helps people to be healthy. It can also be considered to be preventive to avoid known carcinogens in food and the environment.
3. In what cases do diet and exercise not address obesity?
If obesity is caused by other factors, and is not responsive to diet and exercise, other hereditary factors or allergies.
4. Why do children require more wellness visits than adults do?
Children are growing at a rapid rate and require essential nutrients for their development in addition to developing good lifestyle habits. They are also susceptible to childhood diseases and require vaccinations. Their development should be closely monitored to make sure there are no problems and are developing normally.
5. What prevents people with mental illness from getting help?
Our society can stigmatized people with mental illness so people are afraid of being discriminated against in obtaining a job or going to a school. It is also often difficult to detect problems in someone’s emotional state.
Critical Thinking Questions
1. If someone is not sick, is she healthy?...