American Health Care Delivery System

1544 Words May 13th, 2013 7 Pages
American Health Care Delivery System
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Angela Stewart

American Health Care Delivery System America’s emergency rooms see this type of critical events as a daily occurrence. Often you will find that people will go to the emergency department for care because the ER cannot refuse to care for that come to be seen. If we look into the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act any person seeking care must receive assessment and immediate care for their ailment. Often the issue is financial, if a patient is seen at a doctor’s office co-pay or full payment is required at the time of service. With many Americans that do not carry medical insurance their ability to attend to the issue prior to it becoming an emergency is not
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With the new law companies cannot drop individuals with pre-existing conditions which would leave them uninsured during their time of need. The same premiums would apply to each individual which makes those with pre-existing conditions easier to afford health insurance, although this does not include individuals who smoke (HR Policy Association). In Title IV part of the patient protection act is the prevention of chronic disease. Some chronic diseases can be prevented such as type II diabetes, heart disease, lung cancer etc. These diseases could have been prevented by not smoking or weight loss and therefore are not covered (Healthcare, 2012). Healthcare is not a right and has never been a right within the United States. It is a privilege that most people do not understand. Americans fail to realize that they are in control of their health, by adjusting their lifestyles by not smoking, eating right in order to avoid obesity, and understanding how their sedentary lifestyles affect them they could avoid many health issues in the future. With Americans having the highest BMI in the world we can see that our eating habits are not healthy. The future of the healthcare policy and laws have people frantic and going in different directions. With this year being an election year it has become a drive to overthrow Obama care for fear from patients that they are going to be stuck with penalties,
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