ARGUMENTS OPPOSING THE HOSPITAL COMPENSATION ACT Healthcare is an important industry in Arizona, providing life-saving care to our citizens and supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs. Ensuring that we continue to have a strong network of care to serve our communities requires the recruitment of the brightest minds in the industry. Our state relies on the quality and competency of these individuals in order ensure that our state residents are able to access the lifesaving services they deserve. The passage of this initiative will drive the top healthcare professionals out of Arizona to more competitive markets, essentially disabling the critical network of care that our communities rely upon. And our patients will pay the price with limited
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Anderson, Amy. “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Health Care Workforce.” The Heritage Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 July 2015. This paper is a through report on the impact of the ACA on the workers in healthcare, particularly on the ratio of worker to patients. It shows that the act will increase the physician shortage, particularly in already underserved areas and specialties. It will also greatly increase the stress on workers, due to the increase demand from each physician or nurse and the increased amount of regulatory paperwork required. Many healthcare providers are merging into larger business to cut costs; others are running cash-only or annual-fee models. The act attempts to transition to paying physicians for performance
Texas is experiencing a health care delivery crisis with limited resources and a rapidly growing population with complex health needs. Providing quality, affordable access to health care requires a strong health care provider workforce. The cost of the Medicaid program and the lack of adequate primary care access for this population is increasing at a rapid rate. It is imposing a substantial financial burden on Texas residents.
The rapidly rising cost of health care in the United States has made access to medical care difficult for many citizens. Additionally, the number of uninsured is increasing because of job loss and reduction of employee benefits. This trend is projected to continue. The negative effect of reduced access to health care may have alarming effects on the economic well-being of the nation. The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) marks the beginning of significant transformation in the United States’ health care systems. After multiple attempts to reform health care over the years, the nation’s leaders have succeeded in pushing through this landmark legislation that will ensure most Americans will have access to
Major policy debates are what normally cause the Legislature to miss the 100-day goal, e.g. Governor Brewer’s work to expand Medicaid in 2013. This year, major healthcare debates at the Arizona Legislature are unlikely due to the uncertainty surrounding the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act. However, there are always healthcare issues debated at the Legislature. Some of the issues on the forefront this year include proposals to address “surprise billings”, mandatory flu vaccines, newborn screenings, and behavioral health transportation.
On March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” was signed and put into effect (DiMichele, 2017). From then to now, many people in the United States are split from fully agreeing to completely against this certain reform. Throughout different types of research and speaking to an interviewee, I have found multiple reasons that the ACA is good and why it can be bad (or Pros and Cons). One important pro that I found was that with Obamacare, anyone can have the choice of their own Physician or place of care for their needs, then just being able to get care from an Emergency Room (ASPA, 2015). This lets the patient have more freedom to make their own decisions based on their own healthcare and what they
The Obamacare/ACA, might have helped numerous of individuals in acquiring health care, but the health professionals are facing a shortage of reimbursement difference for their services. As a result, Hospitals and healthcare providers were force to layoff personal and come up with innovative solutions. This point is proven by the renowned author, Amy Anderson by stating as follows: “The American health care framework has had shortages of personnel for quite some time and would not be prepared to give the adequate service to this amount of patients in need of medical attention. Training new professional health services personnel could take years. There is a shortage of graduates from medical and nursing schools. Doctors, nurses and health professional are sharing responsibilities prospective patients will face a longer wait time”. (Anderson, 2014)
Typically, when the United States mandates a new federal policy, it is up to the implementation of states to enforce; The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is no exception. While the ACA has sparked a particularly concerted effort of objection amongst states (Leonard, 2012), it can be extremely beneficial to see the outcome of this implementation in the political context of each state and learn from their differences. In New Mexico, the main objective of the ACA was achieved; when reviewed in 2015, 52,358 individuals had either opted for or were re-enrolled in health insurance through the Marketplace who would have otherwise been uninsured (Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, 2015). As the future of the policy will rapidly change in the coming months, it is imperative that a concerted effort be made to look at what worked in the past few years so that the next few may move forward rather than rehash a previously treaded path.
On April seventh of this year, the California health marketplace announced they would began to reform its contracts with insurers. They plan on applying quality and cost standards on health plans, hospitals, and doctors. Over seven years, Covered California, the name of the exchange, will evaluate poor performing health care providers that do not meet standard core measures, overcharging for services, and other quality metrics. If the health care providers fail to meet these standards, they could have their payments docked at least six percent and/or dropped from the network. If standards are met or exceeded, bonuses would be given. Opponents to the new reform caution that such harsh treatment could lead to a
Over the recent years, healthcare in the United States has drastically changed. The industry has experienced continuous growth, due to an array of events. The introduction and passing of Affordable Care Act, the increase of Baby Boomers (individuals born between 1946-1960) reaching the age of retirement, and potential passing of immigration inclusion laws has impacted and will continue to impact America’s healthcare landscape. Numerous factors associated with the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal aspects are key indicators into the potential success of the industry.
The Affordable Care Act was designed to improve access to health care for all Americans and will give them another chance at getting health insurance during open enrollment starting this Saturday. But critics say the ACA is also accelerating the demise of rural outposts that cater too many of society 's most vulnerable. These hospitals treat some of the sickest and poorest patients — those least aware of how to stay healthy. Hospital officials contend that the law 's penalties for having to re-admit patients soon after they 're released are impossible to avoid and create a crushing
I attended an Arizona Health Care Association (AZHCA) regulatory and quality meeting. The AZHCA is a non-profit professional association of skilled nursing facilities (SNF), assisted living centers (ALF), and businesses that represent the profession of long term care. It was formed to promote standards and ethics in the profession of long term health care, and to advocate quality care for nursing facility and assisted living residents. Their goal is to strengthen the ability of its member facilities to deliver quality care to meet the needs of Arizona’s elderly and disabled residents. They do this by working closely with federal and state agencies and community partners to develop, amend, and implement reasonable legislation, regulatory policies, and standards of care.
But for the rest of the population substantial disparities still exist. This problem not only affects the uninsured population and the communities they live in, but the entire nation's economy. Dozens of hospitals in Texas, New Mexico Arizona, and California, have been forced to close or face bankruptcy because of federally mandated programs requiring hospitals to provide free emergency room services to illegal aliens. Safety net hospitals continue to operate under a heavy burden of providing care to this largely uninsured population (Torres, Steven, & Wallace, 2013). Having access to healthcare is a necessity in maintaining the good health of these undocumented immigrants. Several solutions have been proposed to overcome the barriers affecting undocumented immigrants. One solution would be to expand the coverage of the Affordable Health Care Act for this population. Another solution would be to approve an amnesty bill to alleviate the undocumented immigrants' situation in the United Sates, which would allow them to access public health
The American health care industry is one of the nation's largest and most profitable industries (Healthcare, 2011). The American healthcare industry "has consistently increased its share of GDP from only 7.2% in 1970 to more than 16.0% in 2008" and that figure is still growing (Van Horn, 2010). It is also one of the few American industries that is expected to grow in the next few decades. In fact, the healthcare industry in America is expected to generate 3.2 million new jobs through the year 2018, which is more than any other American industry (Healthcare, 2011). This industry includes everything "from small-town private practices of physicians who employ only one medical assistant to busy
With the expected growth in the allied health sector in the coming years due to increased patient care demands, healthcare organizations in the United State will need to take steps to maintain a high quality of care. These steps will include ways to ensure that well trained staff are hired, adequate new staff on the job training and orientation, continuous review of policies for improvements in safety, care, risk management and quality assurance. In addition to focusing on the integration of the incoming allied health personnel, healthcare organizations are expected to review how care is currently provided, and find new ways to provide care and meet the great increase in demand for care.
While La Miel Filipina is at its pre-operating stage, partners will not receive any compensation. However when operation becomes normal, the business intends to give fixed salaries and wages aside from profit sharing. Any increases or adjustments will just depend on the profitability of the business. See the Table below.