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The health care reform will greatly affect the medical technology industry in both positive and negative ways. Although the healthcare reform supports greater emphasis being placed on prevention and preserving wellness, which broaden the field for the development of medical technology industry, it also could have negative effects on research, profits, and investments as the medical device excise tax is authorized. The demand for products can be rises as coverage is expanded, but the demand also be reduce due to the price pressure put on the manufacture companies. Since the government has the healthcare field price-controlled, the innovations and access are possibly limited as the result
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The United States healthcare system has failed Americans because the government has treated it as though only the wealthy should be taken care of. Universal Healthcare has benefited industrialized countries like Sweden, France, and Canada because they recognize the fact that healthcare should be a human right, and not a privilege. The debate continues over whether the reform will benefit the people and not put the government into greater debt while politicians are raising the constitutional flag on the reform, stating it is not constitutional to make it law that all Americans have health insurance. The issue of healthcare and what method is right for America is an important question and one
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My grandmother was diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma of the blood on December 13th 2008. For two months my family and I watched my grandmother deteriorate in her hospital bed. No matter how many blood transfusions or chemotherapy she went through it was not enough to save her, she died on February 13, 2008. If it had not been for our family providing additional medical costs, she would not have been alive as long as she was. Unfortunately, not every American can afford to finance additional expensive procedures. If we do not have pass the Healthcare reform bill, millions of Americans will continue to die unnecessarily.
There is a huge problem in our society. “Although nearly 250
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“Mr. X, you’ve been diagnosed with…” These words are spoken in hospitals around the country every day and each time they are spoken, a line is drawn between doctor and patient. On one side is the doctor wondering if enough has been done to defend against being sued for malpractice. On the other side is the patient with a need for someone to blame for his or her condition and seeing the doctor as the sole reason for any injured state. This division between doctor and patient has led to a practice called defensive medicine and it has also created a healthcare system riddled with inefficiency and in need of an overhaul. There is talk of healthcare reform and how it is important to control
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Contents:1Introduction2Executive Summary3Recent Reforms3.1Overview of Healthcare System3.2Reasons of Reforms3.3Recent Reforms4Impacts of Healthcare Reforms5ConclusionReferencesAppendices1 IntroductionAs a major endeavour at implementing administrative change, Public sector reform impacts on both the organisational structure of the public sector as well as the operational principles and philosophy of public sector managers and workers. In Hong Kong, public sector reforms have been initiated within a significant period of transition in which political considerations have constituted important elements of the change process.Before 1997 handover, Hong Kong was under the control of United
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Over the last 5-10 years the healthcare system has begun reformation to increase safety, efficiency, cost reduction, increasing continuum of care, and increases in information technology (IT). There are many influences that are creating this need for change including laws, regulations, and the consumers of the healthcare system. The consumer is beginning to take charge of their health and become an advocate of their healthcare needs and plans of action. This transformation has created a greater need for the healthcare system to increase the use of health management information system (HMIS). HMIS is meant to help all departments within a healthcare organization, such as a hospital, to
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Dear Mr. President:We are at a dire crossroads in our society when it comes to health care. Many go uncovered or desperately undercovered. We spend the highest percentage of our GPD on health care of any nation, yet have nowhere near the highest level of performance or overall health. It is painfully obvious that our nation's health care system is in need of serious reform, and while that may seem a daunting task, I believe we can look to another nation for the blueprint. In its 2000 assessment of world health care systems, the World Health Organization found that France provided the "best overall health care" in the world. The French system of universal health care is one which the
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their citizens. From a general standpoint, healthcare reform is a phrase used to describe main health policy creations mostly by governmental policies that affect health care delivery within the government’s jurisdiction. According to Harrington & Crawford (2004), healthcare reforms attempts to achieve one or all of the following:
• Increase the percentage of the population receiving healthcare coverage through public or private sector insurance companies
• Increase the options of healthcare providers from which consumers can choose
• Increase access in terms of numbers and affordability of healthcare specialists for the citizenry
• Decrease the overall cost of healthcare
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healthcare systems in Germany and the Netherlands are both examples of socialized models combined with widespread use of private health insurance. Everyone is guaranteed basic healthcare through government-regulated “sickness funds,” but anyone who can afford it is also free to spend extra money for increased care (Raffel, 1994, pp. 274-279). A socialized healthcare system can be inclusive without being restrictive.
As the American people continue to call for healthcare reform, a socialized model should be the goal. The countless major problems with the current state of healthcare in the U.S. put it past the point of mending and demand a significant overhaul. Socialized healthcare
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volunteered and been a patient with, for the model of healthcare reform.
Doctor Sidney Garfield and Henry Kaiser’s partnership that goes all the way back to the 1930’s became a revolutionary network of healthcare providers working with the insurance company. Kaiser Permanente’s formative years were amidst the Great Depression and Dr. Garfield was charged with task of supplying medical care to thousands of Los Angeles Aqueduct workers. Being the Depression, financing was very difficult so Dr. Garfield simply charged 5 cents a day for each employee to the insurance company of the contractor. This was the essential birth of prepayment in the health insurance system, but that alone was not enough
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After months of substantial and aggressive deliberation around the United States, particularly in Washington, the HealthCare Reform of 2010 also known as the Affordable Care Act, was passed with a filibuster favorable to Democrats and signed into office on March 23rd by President Barrack Obama. Though it is intricately detailed, the ideal purposes as promised by those who promoted it are to provide inexpensive and uncomplicated health insurance to citizens along with enhanced coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, beneficial prescription drug provisions and changes to tax credits. Essentially, the law incorporates the positive aspects of today’s health care system and repairs the
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be able to purchase health insurance for their employees through this reform. Small businesses that provide their employees insurance will also be able to receive tax credits under certain conditions. Estes, et al (2013) states that employers with 50 or greater employees will face fees if even one employee buys insurance through the exchange. Employees that work for large businesses that do not sign up for coverage or say that they do not want any coverage will automatically be enrolled into the lowest costing plan by the employer. This reform is also going to introduce wellness programs into healthcare plans. For examples small businesses will be able to offer their employees rewards for
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The Healthcare reform law is a reasonable solution for people who cannot afford or do not have private health insurance. This is what the Healthcare reform law is going to provide for people in the United States. The Affordable Care Act provides for Homeless and people who before could not get health insurance due to pre-existing illnesses, so they are finally getting the coverage they deserve at reasonable prices.
Healthcare reform has been a big issue in the United States since the 1980's. The cost of healthcare within the United States has risen drastically from 1965 to 2005 (Gale 195-197), leaving many Americans uninsured or underinsured for healthcare insurance. Many people believe
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Debate As A Teaching StrategyDebate has roots inside American history and healthcare. Even through to today with the new state of health reform, debate exists in whether the the U.S. Constitution declares healthcare as a citizen's right. This is significant in the health reform because it is in question how much our government controls the healthcare it provides. Some debates have a long life-span because the debate topic has complicated issues. Debate is complex and helps with understanding, revealing and altering many societal topics especially in healthcare.Debate is a structured contest of argumentation in which two opposing individuals or teams defend and attack a given proposition
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Healthcare is a bit complicated here in the United States; operated by a managed care system. Obama’s health care reform does a number of important things offering Americans a number of new benefits, rights, and protections in regards to their healthcare and setting up a Health Insurance Marketplace where Americans can purchase Federal regulated and subsidized health insurance. Here in the United States, there are some hard working citizens that cannot afford healthcare insurance. Their jobs can offer healthcare insurance and citizen still can’t afford to pay it. Canada and the United Kingdom provide healthcare for all their citizens but there are a few countries that pay for their
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health, whereas others suffer, and experience heartaches. I believe that the lack of a universal healthcare system is one of the greatest weaknesses as a society. In an attempt to try to solve this on-going dilemma, President Barack Obama has created a wide-ranging new health care reform bill: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare).
In the United States, there are a few divisions of Healthcare: (1) Private Insurance companies (2) Medicare: used for senior citizens (3) Medicaid: sponsored by individual state governments for low income families (4) out-of-pocket pay for service, which is used rarely. Healthcare in the U.S is mainly aimed for only poor and rich
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The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a federal statute that was signed into law by President Barak Obama on March 23, 2010. The PPACA which is commonly referred to as “Obamacare” was endorsed by lawmakers based on the objective of shifting healthcare cost from the employer to the government. The enactment of the PPACA has been viewed as unprecedented by many based on the constitutionality concerns related to healthcare reform. In order to address some of the concerns related to healthcare reform it is important to go back and view the nation’s history.
Prior to the nation experiencing globalization and free trade, businesses were designed as employee based models
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habitually as the deliverables are in no match to the amount of spending. The discussion has largely been based on government-mandate of universal health coverage plan and the costs of the healthcare in the country. This structure has repeatedly been questioned on it access, efficiency and quality. Several feel that the beneficiary is not the average American but insurance companies and health care lobbyists. Like everywhere else, where there is refute; there is reform. In the year 2004, the First Lady of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s attempt to reform the healthcare scene by criticizing its basis and offering remedies was defeated by the Congress. In 2007, filmmaker Michael
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National Academy of Sciences, the United States is the "only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not ensure that all citizens have coverage" (http://www.iom.edu/?id=17848). Obama has pledged to reform the healthcare service by increasing coverage and reducing costs (http://www.barackobama.com/issues/healthcare/). This has reopened the long standing debate over whether America should have a free public healthcare system such as the NHS. "...I think it [health care] should be a right for every American. In a country as wealthy as ours, for us to have people who are going bankrupt because they can't pay their medical bills -- for my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend
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Health Care Reform in the United States
In the United States, more than forty million people are without health insurance. Of these people, many are employed by firms that do not offer coverage and many others fall just below the poverty line. Many are poor but still do not qualify for Medicaid. At least twelve million of those without health insurance are children. Reliable sources indicate that the number of uninsured people could rise as high as sixty million by the year 2010.
There is also a dilemma that the insured United States citizens face, that their healthcare system is sick, and everyone is aware of its illness: profit. In 2008, Malike Hassan's, an HMO stockholdings
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grows, however, there is more concern for healthcare both due to the high number of people in such a population (especially given the large number of "baby boomers"), and their greater susceptibility to disease (Cassel 26). More logical reforms at health policy then aim towards addressing broader threats to health and healthcare as a society, rather than on an individual level (Mechanic 52-54). Additionally, efforts towards preventative care could help reform health policy, as both of these changes in the United State's view on healthcare would be much more progressive. The major challenge that affects reform appears to be long-held ideas and feelings towards the way that healthcare has
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. Her healthcare goals include; creating an affordable, quality healthcare system for the state, increase access to prescriptions and healthcare coverage, improve the health of Washington residents, and ensure that all residents of Washington have access to quality healthcare providers (Governor Chris Gregoire, 2006). Christina Gregoire realizes that healthcare reform is a national problem but that Washington needs to move forward in order to encourage and inspire other states to do the same. While this is a strong vision Washington is lagging behind other states when it comes to healthcare reform.Currently Washington state has the Washington Healthcare Authority program, which is in charge
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-time employees that do not offer affordable health insurance… may be required to pay an assessment” (U.S. Department of Commerce). Forcing employers to provide medical coverage if they have fifty or more full-time employees will result in some employers releasing workers with low-income or relatively unimportant jobs to both cut costs of coverage and to keep their number of full-time employees below fifty, causing even more indirect job losses due to universal healthcare. Further demonstrating universal healthcare’s negative effects on the economy can be seen in Massachusetts, where Mitt Romney’s “Massachusetts healthcare reform… [has] driven total health insurance costs up by $3 billion
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points out that Roosevelt’s loss to Woodrow Wilson and the influence of dominant organized medical groups, like AMA, was the paramount reason for the failure of universal insurance.
The reemergence of interest in healthcare would not take place until Theodore’s cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, assumed presidency of the Unites States. FDR created the CES (Committee on Economic Security) to study healthcare, however, Roosevelt was only “enthusiastic” about healthcare reform. When the state of California began to see healthcare reform loose hope at the federal level, Earl Warren, California Governor in 1944 proposed a compromise of nationalizing healthcare only for hospitals. However
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with other problems from globalization and the beginning of new diseases (Health service research foundation, n.d.).
Accord on Healthcare Renewal (2003) and The First Ministers' Meeting on the Future of Healthcare :Primary Care
In 2003, the Accord on Healthcare Renewal (2003) was endorsed by the prime minister and the premiers. Primary healthcare is identified as one of the priority areas for reform (Primary healthcare, n.d.). The purpose of the reform for healthcare is to ensure access to healthcare for Canadians, wherever they may live. The same year, the First Ministers' Report expected 50% of Canadians to have access to primary care by 2011. As for the First Ministers' Meeting on
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Health Care Reform: The New Definition of Socialism.
“In 2007 nearly fifty-million Americans did not have health insurance, while another twenty-five million were underinsured”. (Health CS). The United States one of the most powerful countries in the world where a national health care system is nonexistent because there is no financial accountability. Politics, money and bureaucracy have left Americans with doubt, confusion and the worries on how to pay for health coverage. United States should have a national healthcare plan because it will cut down on cost be more efficient and make doctors more financially responsible when it comes to spending money.
Of the people I questioned
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Effects of New Consumer Benefits on Healthcare
Whether a person is for it, or against it, my guess is they have at least recently heard of it, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Since its passing in 2010 and recent implementation in January 2014 it has drawn strong opinion both in congress and in the general public. Obamacare as it is commonly known is a dramatic attempt at sweeping healthcare reform. With its passing, the law has implemented several changes to privately funded insurance, lending itself to new consumer protections. Carey (2014) clarifies some of these new consumer provisions along with a brief layout of how the law might affect the ordinary citizen
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. Commonwealth Connector (2008) reported as of August 2008 there were 439,000 newly insured and 191,000 private coverage Massachusetts residents under the new Healthcare Reform. Residents that have enrolled in a private health insurance did with employer-subsidized plans and free care services were down 41% compared to the first quarter of the fiscal years of 2007 and 2008. When Healthcare Reform became law on April 12, 2006, there were 650,000 uninsured people in Massachusetts, and progress since then has been dramatic. Government, employers, healthcare providers and citizens have all had a role in achieving this success.How Healthcare Organizations Are PaidThe healthcare market is increasing and
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on the reform of healthcare. Lawmakers do, however, have three major points they agree. These points are the banning of underwriting by private insurance companies, providing federal funding to assistance low income families with securing insurance, and by accessing Medicare’s funding to its full advantage to reduce patients billing (Times Topics, 2009). While lawmakers have managed to agree on some points, by drafting a complete healthcare reform that is ethical. This will call for Congress to agree on a bill that fits President Obama’s views, requiring substantial research and planning.
For healthcare to be fair and permeable for every person, America’s leaders will have to identify
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all of the potential tactics when forming a stance on the issue.
It is apparent that a restructuring of the healthcare system is crucial but whether the PPACA is the answer remains to be seen. The astronomical portions of GDP spent on healthcare have stunted the growth of the economy. The U.S. spends “nearly 18 percent of its GDP on health care-more than any other developed country” (Holmes). The proportion of income being consumed by the medical industry has increased for decades and will continue to do so without healthcare reform. In fact spending “has grown 2 to 2.5 percentage points faster than the economy in real terms per capita” (Wilensky). This growth can be attributed largely to
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National and State Approach: Surveys, Public Reporting and Research
Already, the United States healthcare system has moved towards a nation-wide data collection to monitor and document healthcare reform goals for decreasing healthcare spending, improving health care quality and overall health of the American people. Some examples are Healthy People 2020 movement, annual wellness examinations for Medicaid/Medicare beneficiaries and change in qualifications for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Mandated by the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is responsible to conduct research and national surveys to monitor
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medical officers regarding the phasing out of AMOs may inform future quantitative projects and data analysis of the impact of the AMO program on both the community and the other healthcare workers in Sri Lanka .
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the adults, there should be mandatory physicals every year in order to continue the "free" medical insurance. In fact this should apply even to those who have private insurance.Obama, Barack. "Health Care." Organizing for America. 5 Sept. 2009. http://www.barackobama.com/issues/healthcare/Longley, Robert. "Health Care Reform-Obama's National Health Insurance Plan." About. 5 Sept. 2009. http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/healthcare/a/nathealthplan.htmlCNN. "House GOP outlines health care bill." CNNMoney. 6 Sept. 2009. http://money.cnn.com/2009/06/17/news/economy/republican_health_care_bill/index.htmlThe Associated Press. "Obama: Health Care Bill Key to Economy." MSNBC. 6 Sept. 2009. http
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The recently passed Healthcare Reform Bill (HR-4872) is a necessity and long overdue. As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it is a travesty that one hundred percent of our citizens are not adequately covered for their healthcare expenses. According to the United States Census Bureau, there were approximately 45.7 million people in the United States without basic healthcare insurance in 2009.
It is my position, that a “Universal Health Plan” is a necessary for the continued integrity of our nation. There are many opponents to the proposal of such a plan. Their arguments are often unfounded and are inflated with biased political hype.
Why is healthcare coverage a necessity
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to increase quality for all patients.
Another failing of the American healthcare system are malpractice costs. Any serious discussion of cost control in the US healthcare system should include tort reform. Patients should always have a legal avenue in the event of inadequate or incompetent medical care. However, the number of frivolous and unnecessary lawsuits not only drive up medical costs but also encourage medical providers to practice defensive medicine. The actual amount of waste in the medical system because physicians are protecting themselves from lawsuits is unknown. To quantify the number would entail knowing what physicians would have done without the fear of lawsuits and
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In America the affordability and equality of access to healthcare is a crucial topic of debate when it comes to one's understanding of healthcare reform. The ability for a sick individual to attain proper treatment for their ailments has reached the upper echelons of government. Public outcry for a change in the handling of health insurance laws has aided in the establishment of the Affordable Healthcare Law (AHCL) to ensure the people of America will be able to get the medical attention they deserve as well as making that attention more affordable, as the name states. Since its creation, the AHCL has undergone scrutiny towards its effects on the government and its people; nevertheless
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tend to frame the policy as a bad economic move (Fahmy, et al 19). The fact that people are required to enroll in a health plan does not sit well with majority, even though having health insurance is a valuable benefit. Obama was focused on healthcare reform before he became president, and with the evident needs for reform it was apparent that change needed to happen. The agenda setting for the PPACA was also used as a platform for change, and Obama making a mark in history. Frankly, seeing as how Obama made it a point to reform health care before he became president, people should not be surprised at the passage of the PPACA, as it was their votes that gave him the opportunity, and the
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interested in knowing what strategies are effective in healthcare management.
Importance of Leadership
A manager’s leadership style must influence staff and others to take them seriously. A manager sets the tempo for the employees’ work ethic. Effective leadership from healthcare managers is important to the modern healthcare reform (Kumar, 2013). Leadership engagement in healthcare explains how a problem could affect a healthcare organization. Managers that hold leadership roles must adopt a certain style that can be functional for his or her initial organization to be successful. Performance improvement can be a very serious aspect of leadership engagement (Croxton, 2011). Healthcare
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Jenny had access to
universal healthcare; it would have provided with the proper prenatal and postnatal care that she
When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010 to
provide healthcare access to many uninsured Americans, the law was necessary to ensure that the
US healthcare system discontinued discriminating against people based on financial means,
health condition, or gender. Despite the progress, Americans should not find contentment with
the morsels provided to the uninsured; these changes are the initial steps for healthcare reform.
By examining the differences between the US and France healthcare systems, Americans
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affecting millions of Americans around the country. The Healthcare system in the United States is in dire need of reform. How can we expect veterans to get proper healthcare when regular civilians can’t even get treatment like citizens in other countries do? The government sees these Americans as statistics and numbers instead of seeing them as fathers, mothers, brothers, co-workers, and friends. Private insurance companies are one of the evils in this country. When people think about criminals, most people think about the felons and rapists that are in jail, not about the corrupt politicians and private insurance managers lining their pockets with money from the profits of the private
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and fairness of the treatment.? Development of Regulation Development of regulation and policy is characterized by some major themes: a mixture of private and public interests, fragmented reform, the involvement of interest groups and the impact of legislators. Due to conflicting interests, reform of the healthcare system is usually a form of compromise. Some influential groups that can affect change in policy include Federal and State legislatures, employers, consumers, insurers, practitioners, provider organizations, and technology producers. (Shi and Singh, 2003, 527).The Medicaid system exemplifies piecemeal regulatory development. Started in 1965, Medicaid has undergone additions and
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control coverage for medical services.
Affect to Nurses
Health care reform with implementation of a value based health care system represents a tremendous number of opportunities for nurses and all healthcare providers. Lee (2010) indicates
the measurement of outcomes and costs, the organization of clinicians into teams focused on improving care for patient populations, the evolution of a payment system that rewards providers that are more effective in improving the value of their care – these are formidable tasks.
It is our responsibility as health care providers to be informed, communicate effectively, learn from the best and teach the best.
Challenges and Opportunities
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. citizen also benefits from a high amount of research and technological utilization.
Changes to health care do not come easily. While our health care system is flawed, many argue that it is still superior to other nations. The United Kingdom’s National Health Service suffers from long wait times for specialist visits, outdated facilities, and underfunding (Hohman, 2006). France’s system suffers from a severe nursing shortage, rising costs, and some treatment disparities among patients in rural areas (Hohman, 2006). Canadian’s may experience long wait times and gaps in coverage (Hohman 2006). Opponents of health care reform also point to our own public sources of healthcare, Medicare
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The Price of Poor Communication:Missed opportunities and mishaps in the healthcare industryIntroductionWhile nurses are often referred to as the backbone of the healthcare industry, they are also overlooked when it comes to healthcare reform. Of the 14 million healthcare professionals, nurses make up one third of the entire population. Yet, the lack of efficient communicate systems between nurses continues to be a problem. Although there are multiple aspects that should be overhauled in regards to healthcare, the sheer volume of communication mishaps between nurses highlights the need for reform. According to a national survey that polled nurses from all sectors, one-quarter did not have
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plans are consumer-friendly. Unfortunately, the term is merely a euphemism for a policy that favors the healthy and wealthy and leaves the working poor and chronically ill to carry a greater financial burden (Gail Shearer, Center for American Progress).Along with the C.A.P., The Northern California Neurosurgery Medical Group gives their opinion on the healthcare system: "The Bush administration and Congress have pledged to reform health care but even the proposals have been delayed by more urgent financial concerns and issues related to Iraq. It is unlikely that the Federal Government will change the foundation of the current system anytime soon." Fortunately for the American people the
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efficiently allocate resources as I previously discussed, but not to treat individuals inequitably.
Genetic testing needs to play an increasingly important role in the US healthcare system. As we have seen, genetic testing will allow healthcare providers to allocate resources more efficiently while still reducing overall healthcare expenditures. From these savings, healthcare reform can begin to take action in the form of providing uninsured individuals with health insurance options. It is the eventual hope that through the use of genetic testing and a more preventive medicine approach, that state of healthcare in the US will no longer be in crisis.
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opportunities and healthcare to people. (Glauser, 2004)Usually tort reforms occur when the legislators realize that the cost of compensation is higher than what an individual in the community can pay. It is important that the levels of damage be identified in order to ensure the affordability and availability of premiums. In some countries, the purpose of tort reform programs is to ensure that the liability of insurance is forTort Reform 7the community at reasonable cost, and not for profit organizations and small businesses alone. However, some argue that tort reform is,"Those who argue against tort reform believe justice dictates people who have been injured by the negligence of others
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Healthcare has always been a priority in American culture, although a new wave of reform has caused uproar in discontent and opposition. Since the Great Depression, many Americans have relied on private sector insurance companies to protect families across the nation and provide fast, reliable services when a medical situation arises. The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, has caused uproar in Washington and continues to provide a headache as the stalemate over healthcare continues on into 2014. While healthcare is an important aspect of the American society, the Affordable Care Act and its provisions are detrimental to our economy because it furthers the nation’s debt and does not allow