Healthcare : Preservation And Enhancement Of Physical And Mental Health

1531 Words Jul 6th, 2016 7 Pages
Financial Healthcare
Healthcare is widely described as the preservation and enhancement of physical and mental health, specifically through the provision of medical services (Notara, Koulouridis, Violatzis, & Vagka, 2013). Health affects everyone and is prominent in all aspects of one’s life because it cuts through a wide range of human activities (Gable, 2011). Furthermore, this brings about the argument on whether or not health should be considered a right or a privilege. According to Gable (2013), health is essential to the human condition and is a multifaceted, relativistic concept that is at the basis of the Human rights law. The Human rights law relies on two foundational concepts: firstly, that human rights are universal and
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Taking into consideration all the good that has come from the ACA, is it still safe to say that the Affordable Care Act the answer for Americans? What type of challenges remain? Despite the advances made with ACA, health insurance is still not available to all Americans. A Supreme Court ruling in 2012 made ACA’s Medicaid expansion provision elective for states and 20 states have chosen not to expand their Medicaid programs. Furthermore, this leaves many low-income, uninsured adults without an affordable option for health insurance. The ACA was written with the assumption that every state would elect to expand their Medicaid eligibility to those earning less than 138 percent of the poverty level (Borelli et al., 2013). Subsequently, in states that did not expand their Medicaid coverage, individuals earning less than 100 percent of the poverty level are left without an affordable health care coverage opportunity because their income is too low to qualify for Marketplace subsidies, but too high to qualify for Medicaid. Barelli et al. (2013) explained that 3.7 million uninsured adults are in the Medicaid gap and affects those at highest risk for
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