Access to Quality Health Care Essay

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Despite the countless advanced in technology and the abundance of health care organization popping up all over the place, whether they are free standing clinics, hospitals, urgent cares or etc, many people still lack the ability to receive quality health care. This has become a concern throughout the world, but especially a more vocal concern for residents of the United States in the past few years. In this paper we will discuss the reasons preventing access to quality health care and how we can overcome the many obstacles that stand in our way to provide quality health care to many who lack it today.

Some studies have shown in recent years that the high cost of health care is due to the high cost of defensive medicine . “Defensive
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Placing a cap on the amount of damages a patient could seek in the event something went wrong, would lower premiums across the board, thus lowering overall cost of surgeries and hospital stays. Providing a way to regulate the overall cost in health care could be as simple as lowering medical malpractice premiums and stipulating caps on the amount a patient could seek.

Free markets which would allow patients more choices for health care coverage could also lower cost. Free market health care is a term used to define the choice a person has to buy insurance from anyone they please, regardless of state or employment . It is sold without government regulations, control, oversight or licensing. If you are paying for a service, shouldn’t you have the right to choose who you are purchasing that service from ? Why should government have a say in where and who you can buy your insurance from? In the State of North Carolina, we operate under a regulatory committee called the Certificate of Need (CON). According to the National Conference of State Legislature, the CON , is a program aimed at restraining health care facility cost and allowing coordinated planning of new services and construction. In North Carolina the state can’t dictate where you can build, what services you can offer and if they are valid. These services have already been researched by the organizations applying for the CON,
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