Universal Healthcare will increase accessibility, by eliminating the ability of major insurance companies to discriminate, based on pre-existing conditions and other exclusions to care. A key debated issue with Universal Healthcare is whether healthcare is a basic right under life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, or a privilege. Universal Healthcare is built on the idea of healthcare being a basic human right. As a basic right, all citizens regardless of pre-existing conditions or disabilities would have the right to necessary healthcare. According to Jerry Levinson,
The united states have a unique health care system of delivery that pursues to target some specific areas. The health reform, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also called the Obama care (2010), which holds the promise of universal health coverage under government mandates. With a predominant role that is play from the government the Health Care Reform is said to be, one of the most important pieces of legislation today. Universal health care is the pourpose that all citizens should have access to affordable, high-quality medical care and acces to primary care. Health care reform will provide every American with the ability to obtain, health insurance regardless of race, ethnicity, or income. With universal health care, everyone’s
The government has trying to stop the increasing growth of spending on health care and offering different measures by pricing controlling
Healthcare should be a right for all U.S. citizens because not only would it drastically lower costs from the current healthcare system for both the individual and the government, but also greatly improve healthcare rankings and satisfy the majority of the population. By expanding coverage to all U.S. citizens, universal healthcare would significantly lower healthcare costs for both the individual and the government. Without a doubt, something should be done to fix the current healthcare system; it is just a matter of what should be done. Over the past several years, the cost of healthcare in the U.S. has risen significantly and does not seem to lower, surpassing “$2.2 trillion in 2007”. Universal Health Care is a "Social Program", not "socialized medicine"; under Universal Health Care, one can choose any doctor(s) or public hospital (A "private" hospital, even in the U.S.A. today, is just that. A hospital that is exclusive to the general population according to the wealth and contacts of an individual. There is no "out of network" doctor, hospital or medical facility in the program.
A. At this current moment, there are hundreds of payers called insurance companies. With the universal healthcare, we can put an end to insurance companies so that they are all replaced with just a single payer.
Access to quality healthcare is the one of the top stories in international news today. Most countries around the world are finding different ways to control cost and delivery quality healthcare to its populations. Most countries have the difficult task of offering quality healthcare at an affordable price, without crashing the financial market within the countries. With a growing population and an elderly demographic that are living longer, this has caused a strain on healthcare resources that has a high cost on the economy that is limited. In the United States “Universal Healthcare” is a concept that was introduced to Americans since Bill Clinton has been President. Along with the United States, other countries are preparing for a
All people utilize health care services at one point or another. All federal policies that intend to reform health care will affect the lives of all citizens. Currently the United States spends the highest amount on health care with the one of the lowest health outcomes compared other developed countries. In 2010, $8,233 per person was spent on health care, but with a life expectancy of 78.7 years (Kane, 2012). As a response to the high health care cost and low health care outcomes, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or most colloquially known as Obamacare. ACA was designed to address some of the issues that prevent people from receiving health insurance and transitioning from a privatized
Health Care and Politics are rapidly developing and changing. Beginning with the political side and policy making, there are a series of steps that must take place before any changes can be made. Policy modifications result from existing policies that need changing. According to Longest, policy modification is when the consequences of existing policies feed back into the agenda setting and legislation development stages of the formulation phase and into the rule making and operational stages of the implementation phase and stimulate changes in legislation, rules, or operations. Policy analysis plays an important role in the modification process because it can provide the opportunity to make appropriate alterations to policies. There are multiple
Healthcare in the contemporary United States emerges from a long and sordid history that began in the late 1800s when the fight for universal health care came on the heels of the formation of systems that ranged from rudimentary to comprehensive in various European countries including Germany, Norway, Britain, Russia, and the Netherlands (Palmer, 1999). Most of these programs were formed as “a means of maintaining incomes and buying political allegiance”, as conservative governments, primarily in Britain and Germany, worked to stem the flow of the burgeoning socialist and labor parties (Palmer, 1999). During this same time brought a greater transparency of the experiences of industry workers and the “nightmare” conditions they were enduring
The healthcare industry in America spend $1.878 trillion in health care, comprising 16% of the gross domestic product and amount to $6,280 per capita thereby out pricing the GDP due to the rapid development of medical technology resulting in treatment of disease, rising expectation about value of health care services, government financing, growth of elderly population and lack of competitive market (Williams & Torrens, 2008). Furthermore in 2004, Medicare/Medicaid contributed to 56% of hospital reimbursement and 59% of Medicaid funding is contributed from by the federal general treasury with the states averaging 41% of the contribution resulting in $309 billion in Medicare health services while Medicaid spent $213.5 billion in 2002 (Williams
Healthcare in the United States is always changing and continually improving best practice methods and patient outcomes. For the end user, the patient, healthcare can be very complex with insurance terminology and high cost deductibles. The healthcare policies that are put into action take years in the making to reach the end user. Over a period of many years, the United States has been trying to provide a form of health insurance for all.
Over the past few decades, universal healthcare insurances offered by several governments in developed countries, particularly Western European countries, have been one of the greatest policies to deal with the challenges of tremendous expenses and unpredictable demand in healthcare services behind the principle that the insurances are practical economic plans for states to share the risk to every citizen equally and alleviate individuals from the monetary difficulties of sickness (WHO, 2002). However, inevitably, those governments have suffered the financial restrictions from the scheme. The healthcare expenditure, especially drug prescription cost has been risen by leaps and bounds, and has led to economic tension (Sinnott et al., 2013a).
Managing the finances of Health Care Systems, Inc. has taken center stage in enhancing the efficiency and success of this vast enterprise. The healthcare industry as a whole has changed dramatically since the evolution of the Affordable Care Act. The adoption of Medicare’s coding system for efficient billing coupled with the use of Electronic Medical Records are examples of the major transformation taking place within Health Care Systems, Incorporated. Moreover, the role of finance at Health Care Systems Inc. has received a new face to focus on basic functions such as Pooling of Resources, Revenue Collection as well as Purchase of Interventions. Pooling of resources entails accumulation and proper management of revenues in order for members of the pooled funds to share a combined health risks, hence shielding the individual member from vast unprecedented health expenditures. Payment allows the pool members to settle their average expected costs before due, consequently relieving them from uncertainty in addition to assurance of compensation in case of occurrence of a loss. Pooling combined with payment aids in developing insurance structure and redistribution of health spending among high and low-income individuals and high and low-risk individuals. Revenue collection is all about raising money from households and businesses as well as external sources while purchasing is all about sourcing for goods and services from private and public providers. These three financial
Health financing refers to the “function of a health system concerned with the mobilization, accumulation and allocation of money to cover the health needs of the people, individually and collectively, in the health system… the purpose of health financing is to make funding available, as well as to set the right financial incentives to providers, to ensure that all individuals have access to effective public health and personal health care” (WHO 2000).
An important aspect of healthcare reform and legislation is related to access of these services to the maximum people. It calls for provision of these services and their affordability as well. Hence, the focus of this paper is to highlight the recent changes in the field of healthcare. The paper casts light upon the influences of changes and explains the concept of universal healthcare.