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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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Health Care Reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Health Care Reform:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
GE217 - COMPOSITION IICatherine, a divorced mother of two children worked as a machine operator for an automobile parts manufacturer until she was laid off. However, Catherine suffers from a rare disease called Myasthenia Gravis Pseudoparalytica, which severely weakens her muscles and causes extreme fatigue. While Catherine had the option of continuing to receive health coverage under COBRA, she was unable to afford the monthly payments because her only source of income was her unemployment check.Mark and his family acquired a small lumber company...
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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 American...
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Health care reform has been a topic of discussion in the United States since the early 19th century. According to Wikipedia, the earliest health care proposal at the federal level was the 1854 bill proposed by Dorothea Dix. The bill was approved by both houses of congress, but was veto by President Franklin Pierce. At that time, the president argued that that the federal government should not commit to social welfare, he believed that to be the responsibility of the states (Wikipedia.com). The United States has struggled with developing a comprehensive national health care plan for all of its citizens. There are many impediments to deal with concerning passing...
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Despite the best efforts to stay healthy, periodic problems with one’s health are an unavoidable part of life. While many of these injuries or illnesses will pass without problem even if untreated, every person will almost inevitably face the occasional health issue that demands attention. The appropriate response to this ailment may involve going to a hospital to consult a physician, and with this step, the situation can become very complicated, particularly for Americans.
Current Significance of Healthcare Issues in the United States
The significance of issues of healthcare in the minds of Americans was made especially clear this year with the recent presidential election. According...
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It is terrifying to discover that you have terminal cancer. What is more terrifying is being left uninsured. This is what happened to one Californian. He lost his job due to recession cuts and tried to get onto his wife’s insurance coverage. However, she too lost her job and insurance. So now this man is left at home writing in pain because he cannot access pain killers. With his economic background, it is difficult to access federal coverage. There are problems like this occurring every day. I believe that we need to improve not only the amount of people covered by health insurance, but the quality as well. To illustrate this, I look to Kaiser Permanente, who I have both...
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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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There will also be a health exchange program for individuals who cannot afford employer insurance (Estes, Chapman, Dodd, Hollister & Harrington, 2013). This exchange program will include several changes such as limiting deductibles and waiting periods for coverage. The health exchange program will include a selection of different healthcare plans that the individuals can choose from that is said to be more affordable. The health exchange option will only be available to U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. There will be several changes to private insurance providers that will include several regulations for example, there will be no lifetime limits on coverage. Small businesses will also...
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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 the...
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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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Nowadays healthcare costs can be very high, and deductibles and co-pays are constantly increasing. Numerous Americans are losing their healthcare coverage everyday because of income loss, due to our struggling economy. While at the same time, many Americans are finding much difficulty within their own coverage, which then causes a great deal of doubt and aggravation to the families involved. Combine these problems with the numerous errors and flaws already in our healthcare system; it’s clear that we, as a country, need an immediate plan to improve things for the quality of life for Americans.
Almost one-fourth of the U.S population lacks any variety of healthcare insurance. Many are even...
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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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Compare and contrast healthcare in the United States and United Kingdom
In the contemporary world, America is one of the greatest countries. From the polio vaccine to Coca Cola, United States is mother to many inventions. As Americans, we enjoy higher quality living standards than most other parts of the world. This pleasure-oriented lifestyle makes a lot of other nations envious of us. And with the envy comes antipathy. For the time it has existed, the American healthcare system has been a subject of scrutiny and debate.
The United States health care system ranks 37th in the world. Statistically, it’s bizarre how United States is amongst one of the most advanced nations in the world and...
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 49 million Americans without healthcare insurance and more than 10 million are non-U.S. citizens (http://www.census.gov). Because many people are uninsured and those that do have insurance pay high deductibles, Americans often dismiss the need for doctor’s visits for minor problems or annual physicals. As a result, health problems that can be detected at an early stage or prevented altogether become major illnesses. Individuals with disabilities hold one of the biggest weaknesses in the healthcare system because they cannot often obtain affordable health coverage.
Many insurance companies won’t even give a policy to such individuals, or if...
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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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Just as a society's collective education level, income, and employment rates can influence policy, so can a society's collective level of health. A major issue discussed throughout the various authors' works has been the problem of an aging population. An again population occurs when less people die at earlier ages from diseases and other infections, combined with lower levels of fertility; both in terms of the population as a whole. This becomes a major issue in terms of disease and longevity because, as with any aspect of a society, if it is to succeed it must be well planned. Planning, in terms of a society, is achieved and addressed through public policy. And just as the needs of a...
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Economic ChallengesThe lack of medical insurance is one of the biggest concerns facing many Americans today. In 2006, the percentage of individuals without health insurance increased .5 percent from 2005 the number of those that have no health insurance rose by 2.2 million individuals (U.S. Census Bureau). This paper will outline the state or local function that serves healthcare as well as the trend in spending in relationship to the federal government and the local or state functions. Lastly, this paper will explain if there is an existence between local or state government and business partnerships as well as how this partnership may influence healthcare issues.Local or State FunctionThe...
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Healthcare professionals want only to provide the best care and comfort for their patients. In today’s world, advances in healthcare and medicine have made their task of doing so much easier, allowing previously lethal diseases to be diagnosed and treated with proficiency and speed. A majority of people in the United States have health insurance and enjoy the luxury of convenient, easy to access health care services, with annual checkups, preventative care, and their own personal doctor ready to diagnose and provide treatment for even the most trivial of symptoms. Many of these people could not imagine living a day without the assurance that, when needed, medical care would not be...
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James Madison once said, “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition”. In creating a new form of government, Madison tried to effectively plan for a Constitution that would account for the fact that human beings by nature are self-interested. The United States has witnessed tremendous growth within its people since Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Not only has rapid political and technological advances unified American into a supreme power, but triumphs like the Civil Rights Movement have also helped to promote equality. Yet, from 2009 to 2010, the number of people without health insurance increased from 49.0 million to 49.9 million. Analyzing James Madison’s ideology in The...
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Primary health care is the essential step to the Canadian health system. It is often associated with other specialized health care sectors, and community services. Many patients visit various services under primary health care such as family doctors' office, mental health facilities, nurse practitioners' offices; phone calls to health information lines, for example, Tele-health; and suggestions received from physicians and pharmacist (Primary health care, n.d.). This service can prevent patients from visiting the emergency department, when all that is required is some guidance and advice. Having primary care services can reduce the consumption of acute beds, where only...
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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 thirty...
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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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The ability of U.S. organizations to be able to compete on a global scale is hampered by lesser developed countries providing workers with the same efficiency at lower pay rates. Working to fix the problem is essential to the future success of U.S. organizations and the success of U.S. citizens. The question is how to address this issue in a way that is ethically representative of our country and those who lead it. According to Princeton economist Paul Krugman one such solution is to provide Universal Healthcare in the United States in turn lessening the financial burden on organizations and the workers they employ. The dilemma this raises is around the ethical boundaries...
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Critical Thinking Questions PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT 1
Critical Thinking QuestionsMarian LUniversity of PhoenixHCS 577Daniel HighlandSeptember 20, 2008Critical Thinking QuestionsAccounting and Finance DifferenceAccounting has a primary function to provide and develop data measuring the performance and disclosure of the company or organization to assist managers, investors, tax authorities and decision makers. The individual in the role of accounting is called an accountant and he or she has the responsibility to prepare financial statements such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flows. The different categories for accounting are financial, cost, internal and external accounting....
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The healthcare system of the United States is in the advance stages of a total transformation. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is scheduled to be implemented completely by 2019 and with it there will be modifications to the structure of the healthcare system. There are many opinions on how this act will affect citizens of the United States as well as the country’s economy as a whole. Both supporters and opponents of the PPACA believe that adjustments to the current system are a must. Opponents of this act are not unified if how the system must be reformed, and have expressed several different strategies of how to solve the healthcare crisis. It is important to weigh...
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Patient Centeredness: Measurement Tools and Data Analysis
What is a patient centered care? People have subjective views what a quality, patient-focused care might be, but certainly it can be summarized into two main aspects of care affecting the healthcare challenge: the overuse and underuse of services. According to some estimates, thousands of Americans die annually because they were not provided proper care. These patients would often be treated for symptoms and not serious, underlying problems resulting in increase in medical costs and unnecessary testing. Like underuse, the overuse of services contributes up to 30% of the national healthcare costs in the United States. Both of...
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The void in available literature outline that the importance of the role of healthcare providers has been seemingly underestimated when determining legitimate initiatives for the improvement of healthcare and health outcomes in low to middle-income nations. When documenting key health determinants for a developing country, lack of access to healthcare is included among characteristics of a weak healthcare infrastructure; other characteristics often include undeveloped technology and low education and socio-economic levels in target populations. Common strategies in strengthening healthcare systems, however, usually only include creating hospital centers in rural areas, providing for...
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A majority of the Republican Presidential Candidates supports healthcare provided by private insurance companies, but with changes to the system. There are some proposals that include government participation, but mostly at the state, not federal, level.Their healthcare policies mainly focuses on private insurance, with more competition and choices. The party does not support government-sponsored healthcare, but rather trying to make healthcare insurance more affordable. They want the healthcare system to increase with consumer choice, consumer control and real competition. Republicans believe it is important that we have price transparency within our health care system. This offers...
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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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Healthcare in the United States is rooted in the private sector. The private sector directly funds 56% of the expenditures through private health insurance, household expenditures and copays, and other private expenditures. (CMS, 2014) The US healthcare system can thank the private sector for providing much strength such as new diagnostic technologies, innovative treatments and procedures, and dynamism. American hospitals and physicians are regarded internationally as being of high quality. Americans can also be proud that the physician- patient relationship is among the most trusted and valued relationships in the country. By allowing the private sector to take a lead role in the...
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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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The Agenda Setting which led to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Agenda setting is the process that determines appropriate solutions to a certain problem of a given field (Kingdon, 3). The process itself consists of three streams: problems, policies, and politics (Kingdon, 16). These separate streams interact when windows of opportunity are open – solutions are fitted with problems, and the impetus for this relationship is amenable political forces (Kingdon, 20). Prominent agendas are determined by the problem or political streams, while solutions are crafted in in the policy stream (Kingdon, 20). In the field of health care, the agenda setting is based upon the high...
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According to McConell (2012), the difference in a leader and a follower determines the success of a person regarding leadership. This chapter helps explain the content of qualities and proficiency for healthcare managers to be effective. Once again, effective management skills or certain qualifications enhance a healthcare organization environment. Healthcare managers and supervisors must have the capacity to handle challenges while the organization objectives and regulations may change over a period of time. Effective healthcare management governs the success of a healthcare organization. There are many different skill sets and leadership styles to be effective as a manager. People are...
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ObamaCare is Not Enough: America Needs Universal Health Care
Feverish and fatigued, Jenny was rushed to the emergency room. At the time of her
admittance, doctors were unaware that Jenny contracted a bacterial infection during a recent at-
home labor and delivery. Septic shock quickly consumed her body and shut down her major
organs. Eventually, the doctors saved her life, but at a steep price - she lost all of her limbs.
Undeniably, Jenny received topnotch treatment for her infection, but the US healthcare system
failed her, by leaving her with a hurdle. She did not have health insurance. However, the
outcome of her pregnancy and infection may not have been as drastic if...
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One of the most serious problems facing all veterans today is the lack of proper healthcare. Soldiers, sailors and airmen are leaving active duty without having proper healthcare to cover their physical or mental injuries. The department responsible for veteran’s healthcare is the Department of Veterans Affairs. (VA) According to The department of Veterans Affairs website, “The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is responsible for administering programs of veterans’ benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. The benefits provided include disability compensation, pension, education,...
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Introduction Regulation of healthcare in America continues to be a divisive topic. The regulatory process is complex, impacting healthcare payers, providers, and consumers. Polar views on market dynamics and the right to healthcare contribute to the quagmire. Healthcare regulations thus far have been made in piecemeal fashion. As the issues of cost, quality, and access to care grow with the aging of the U.S. citizenry, Federal change may be in store.? Regulation and Policy - Differences Regulation and policy are different. According to the Merriam-Webster?s dictionary, a policy is a high-level overall plan embracing the general goals and acceptable procedures especially of a governmental...
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The Value of Health Care
The development of value based healthcare reimbursement systems between healthcare payers and healthcare providers is evolving from the need to provide patients with beneficial healthcare technologies under conditions of significant economic uncertainty. The concept examined centralizes on shifting the focus of the healthcare system from volume to value. Value is measured by outcomes achieved based on a full cycle of care not volume of services rendered based on each service performed.
Summary of Article
The article chosen for this assignment was published on December 23, 2010 in the New England Journal of Medicine (Porter, 2010). The author, Porter...
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Why We Need Universal Healthcare
Many would argue that here, in the United States, we have the best healthcare in the world. We benefit from the most up to date medical technologies, medications, and services. People come from every corner of the world to take advantage of our top notch physicians and facilities. But is this reputation warranted, and if so, at what cost? The average annual cost per US resident is $7,681; this comprises 16.2% of our gross domestic product. These costs rank us among the highest of industrialized nations (Lundy, 2010). Does this high expenditure equate to better outcomes? According to the National Scorecard on US Health System Performance (2008), the US...
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The Affordable Right to Health Care
The United States health care system is broke. The costs have been on a consistent and steep rise due to several different issues and have led to an outcry for a fix. The issue of health care has become both political and polarizing since the early 1980’s. Various solutions have been considered, but both sides of the political spectrum interpret these solutions differently. The challenges in addressing the solution are both social and economic. In 2008, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that, by 2020, the United States health care system would be “unsustainable” (Newman, 2008). Unsustainable, though, is a catastrophic term with respect to...
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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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A Search for TruthU.S. Healthcare Debate: Government vs. the PeopleIn 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson amended the Social Security Act to provide American citizens with two health insurance programs: Medicare and Medicaid. Since then the United States' healthcare system has been questionable, unreliable, and immoral. The existence of these programs goes against the very principles this country was founded upon. To this day, forty-five million citizens are uninsured, approximately one-seventh of the nation's population. Surprisingly, eighty percent of the forty-five million are all employed adults supporting families. Americans are asking themselves, "How could a plan designed for the...
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Healthcare in America is in a crisis. By 1996, more than 43 million Americans were uninsured. By 2010, the number is expected to rise to 57 million. These figures are already shocking, but they are even more so considering that the healthcare costs of the US total $1.2 trillion or 15% of the gross national product (GNP) – the highest in the world.
The rise in healthcare costs has been the result of a multitude of factors: aging of the population, skyrocketing prescription drug costs, and stricter healthcare legislation. But perhaps the greatest contributor to increased costs has been the development of new biomedical technologies and the greater use of sophisticated...
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Tort Reform iRunning head: TORT REFORMThe Purpose and Efficiency of Tort ReformTort Reform iiAbstractIn any reforms encouraged by a government, it has proven to create a great impact on the lives of people. In an increasingly litigious society, tort reform is a subject that had brought about great debate. With costs never ceasing their inevitable rise, especially in the medical field, tort reform discussion has increased. The cause and effect of lawsuits, and the cure of huge settlements, live in a world of gray, and not black and white. Truly, something needs to be done, but the implementation of legislative controls is a very touchy subject, with powerful lobbies on both sides.Tort Reform...
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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...