The Cost Of Healthcare : An Unsettling Factor For Much Of The World

1883 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 8 Pages
The cost of healthcare is an unsettling factor for much of the world. The United States is known to have one of the most expensive healthcare systems in the world. Many people assume that the high cost of healthcare relates to the quality of care that we receive for the care. The Have a Heart video about bringing affordable healthcare to areas in dire need of experienced doctors and lifesaving treatments to an underserved population was pretty eye opening. I found it very interesting to view; how a drive to create a sustainable system with one goal of saving human lives at the lowest cost possible has been able to thrive in India and now the Cayman Islands.
The Have a Heart video, explained the creating of Narayana Healthcare system from India to the Cayman Islands. India has no public health system. Main points brought up within the first few minutes of the video were that eighty percent of the world can not afford heart surgery (From the Heart, 2015). Patients should not be concerned with the cost of a procedure, but how to get better. The problem in India is a vicious cycle, where those who are sick can not afford the surgery needed to save their lives, the head of the house, normally the husband dies, leaving widows in even more poverty, there is no social security system to protect these individuals (From the Heart, 2015). Narayana Hospital, Institute for Cardiac Sciences is working on a sustainable system where they can reduce the cost of…

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