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Obamacare: A New Health Care Plan for America - As of 2014 we are presented with a new health care plan for America. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, was brought up by President Obama in 2010 and was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012. Obamacare’s goal is to give more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance, and to reduce the growth in health care spending in the U.S. The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. According to information released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health....   [tags: medical insurance, federal funding]
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Genetic Screening and Genetic Discrimination by Insurance Companies - Genetic screening has been a subject of debate for quite some time now. Beginning in the 1990s, when it became prevalent owing to the increasing research into the cause of diseases (Chadwick, 1). Screening brought advantages— the chance to see what diseases or cancers one may be at risk for, an opportunity to take a glimpse inside of one’s personal genome (Tree.com). However, as genetic screening became more and more common, it brought with it just as many disadvantages. Genetic screening found its way into corporate boardrooms and insurance companies, creating large amounts of discrimination against employees where genetic make-up revealed a disposition to certain diseases....   [tags: Genetic Discrimination by Insurance Companies]
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The Health Care Crisis - The cost of insurance has increased dramatically over the past decade, far surpassing the general rate of inflation in most years. Between 1989 and 1996, the average amount an employee had to contribute for family coverage jumped from $935 to $1778. In 1990, American companies spent $177 billion on health benefits for workers and their dependents; that number rose to $252 billion by 1996, or more than double the rate of inflation. Among the cost drivers: an aging population – the number of senior citizens who need health benefits is increasing dramatically every year; medical technology advances – which decreased the death rate; new drugs – expensive and effective, which make us live longer...   [tags: Medical Insurance essays research papers] 1327 words
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We Must Change the American Health Care System - We Must Change the American Health Care System I came to the United States sixteen years ago. Being a European, I have watched with great interest and disbelief about the ongoing disagreements regarding a socialized health care system, which President Bill Clinton has proposed. I am a native of Poland and experienced positive benefits of socialized medicine, so I can't understand why some people are so negative towards changes in the health care program. Are we really happy with our current medical insurance....   [tags: Medical Care Insurance] 1404 words
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Concepts of Change and Leadership in EFU General Insurance Limited - Concepts of Change and Leadership in EFU General Insurance Limited INTRODUCTION Presently EFU is the leading insurance group in Afro-Asia excluding Japan, providing a full range of insurance services. This includes life, health and general insurance. A pillar of EFU's strength lies in its close and long-term (over 50 years) relationship with its main reinsurer, Munich Re of Germany, largest reinsurance companies in the world. HISTORY OF LEADERSHIP & CHANGE IN EFU From 1988 to 1996, EFU was under leadership of Saif Kalani, chairman of EFU....   [tags: Business Analysis Insurance Company] 1115 words
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Contribution of primary care to health systems and health: Is it essential? - Contribution of primary care to health systems and health: Is it essential. Evidence of the health promoting power of primary care has increased ever since investigators have been able to differentiate primary care from other characteristics of the health services delivery system. Studies constantly show that primary care has a positive effect on health results. It reduces mortality and morbidity, and it is considerably more lucrative than specialty based care. Therefore primary care is essential....   [tags: Health Care] 2092 words
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Family Health Assessment - Family Health Assessment Family is the basic unit of society. A family is a set of interacting individuals related by blood, marriage, cohabitation, or adoption who interdependently perform relevant functions by fulfilling expected roles. Health practices are those activities performed by individuals or families as a whole to promote health and prevent diseases. The relationship between members of family influences the understanding of behavior, which is demonstrated in family’s structural, functional, communicational, and developmental patterns (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2003; Bonell et al., 2003).Within families, children and adults are nurtured and taught about health values by word...   [tags: Health ]
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A National Form of Health Care - The United States health insurance system is broken and corrupt with an unjust balance in the distribution of benefits whether by state, employer, income, or insurance carrier. Millions of Americans are needlessly suffering and dying while the nation’s largest health insurance providers are raking in billions of dollars in revenue every year because of the simple fact they either do not provide adequate health insurance to their customers or they make it too expensive for many employers to offer health insurance to their employees, denying coverage altogether....   [tags: Health Care ]
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For The Better Health of All - Health is an interesting state of being. It is of great value in our society for its ability to help accomplish great things, to help humans perform at their best, and to overall make everyone feel good. It was once said by an Arabian Proverb that, “he who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything” (“Arabian Proverb” np). This is entirely true; health provides humans with the greatest of opportunities to succeed and flourish in their ever changing world. Health can also destroy them just as easily....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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The Need for Health Care Reform - Abstract It is time for our government to take a step away from war and look to meeting the needs of their own citizens. The need for health care reform is more evident than ever. The recession of America has caused many people hardship due to many lay-offs and the fact that insurance premiums have risen drastically. Many families are not receiving the health care that they require due to these circumstances. It affects not only the young, but the senior citizens as well. Many people do not qualify for the already present government health care programs such as Medicaid and Medicare....   [tags: Health Care] 1075 words
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Health Care and the Reform - Health insurance was developed to provide guaranteed coverage for sickness, injury and preventable health measures. Currently, the United States is facing a major challenge in controlling the cost of health care and providing coverage for everyone. This is why it is so important for the government to develop a new health care insurance plan. The purpose of this paper is to explore the history of health care, the major improvements made to coverage through the years. Discussing the healthcare reform and the plans to improve the quality, and cost of health care for everyone in the United States....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Health System in Finland - At the start of 2007 the population of Finland was 5.3 million. Average life expectancy is 76 years for men and 83 years for women in 2005. The health of the Finnish population has considerably improved, but socioeconomic inequality in mortality is increasing. The most important public health problems are circulatory diseases, malignant tumours, musculoskeletal diseases, diabetes and mental health problems. Health problems are obesity, chronic lung diseases and diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes....   [tags: Health Care, Health Financing] 1669 words
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American Access to Health Care - Health care in the United States is driven by a patchwork of services and financing. Americans access health care services in a variety of ways — from private physicians’ offices, to public hospitals, to safety-net providers. This diverse network of health care providers is supported by an equally diverse set of funding streams. The United States spends almost twice as much on health care as any other country, topping $2 trillion each year. (WHO.INT 2000) However, even with overall spending amounting to more than $7,400 per person, millions of individuals cannot access the health care services they need.(Foundation 2009) So when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a the Affor...   [tags: Health Care]
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The Cost of Dental Health Care - The economy plays an important factor of what people want to spend their money on. Dental/ oral health care is important to most people in today’s today world. Since the dental/ oral health industry is very big there are many trends that are arising such as the cost of dental care increase or decreasing, market of the industry and lastly global dental industry. There has always been a large cost on any type of health care that is offered in a country. Whether you are paying it in taxes, directly or through insurance....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Health Care: A Nation in Crisis - The United States of America is current facing a financial crisis of biblical proportions. The central to this crisis is the catalyst of health care costs. Most American’s spend over half of their yearly income on their health. Only a tenth of the nation’s population has health insurance and a chronic or prolonged illness can and does bankrupt people. Without a plan for the salvation of the national, as well as the citizen’s economic wellbeing, we all will go bankrupt. It will take the entire leadership of this nation, along with individual efforts is needed to prevent this catastrophe from coming to true....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Importance of Health Care Adminstration - ... All assistants must report to a lead health care administrator. According to Lieutenant Colonel Dexter Gammage, a former health care administrator for the United States Army, “you must understand human nature to be an effective supervisor, because regardless of how many things you are attending to, you must appreciate your staff and treat them good for them to produce quality work”. This explains one of the main skills which is required to be an efficient health care administrator. They must be able to juggle a number of task and still be able to display a positive work attitude, which is conducive to the work environment....   [tags: health insitution, health industry, management] 966 words
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Personal Experience With Health Care - I have personally been affected by the mess that America calls a health system. In the same year, I had severe food poisoning and my stomach and intestines swelled. I had to be hospitalized for a day each, and was then sent home, even though I was still very ill. The reason. My family has no health coverage. Both my parents are very hard workers and own their own business. One would think that my household could afford health coverage, but we can't, despite the many hours a week and hard labor. So, without coverage, there are heavy bills to pay....   [tags: Health Care] 1566 words
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Health Policy and The Federal Government - Our health care system is currently undergoing a much needed reform. We all too often hear about the uninsured and underinsured, how many millions of Americans are going without. What we do not hear about is how implementing new Health IT strategies we will help reform the health care system as well. We are all aware of the governments current financial situation but we cannot get anywhere without spending first. What are some of the major milestones in the development and advancement of Health IT....   [tags: Health Care]
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A New Health Care System - The cost of Heath care has been on the rise for decades in the United States and cost are still escalading. Whereas, cost controls in health care are the first issues that are addressed to find a solution. Hospital facilities have the largest cost in management and utilities in daily operation causing physicians to perform unnecessary producers and test to provide funds however, to maintain expenses. With new technology causing the population to live longer, this comes with a price to the consumer, paying higher insurance premiums, and health care....   [tags: Health Care] 1348 words
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The Great Health Care Debate - The health care debate currently roiling through our legislature and news media hits close to home for every American. We are all human and thus share basic health needs. I decided to interview my father to learn more about this debate as he has a rather unique perspective on the matter. My father is sixty two years old; an American citizen for the past twenty years and a legal resident for over thirty. He hails from Colombia and still has many family members there and visits two or more times per year....   [tags: Health Care] 1761 words
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The Albanian Electronic Health Record - Abstract. The issue of Electronic Health Records interoperability can be seen as very important at the beginning of conception or as an emergency associated with high impact in quality of care, and costs if left to be solved at an advanced stage of the process. This paper tends to analyze the Albanian situation in EHR interoperability and identify the major deficiencies. This case is complicated even more from the country population structure and emigration. A large part of population is living and working in western European countries bringing the question of their electronic records interoperability....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Access to Quality Health Care - Despite the countless advanced in technology and the abundance of health care organization popping up all over the place, whether they are free standing clinics, hospitals, urgent cares or etc, many people still lack the ability to receive quality health care. This has become a concern throughout the world, but especially a more vocal concern for residents of the United States in the past few years. In this paper we will discuss the reasons preventing access to quality health care and how we can overcome the many obstacles that stand in our way to provide quality health care to many who lack it today....   [tags: Health Care]
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U.S. Health Care Reform - U.S. health care reform is currently one of the most heavily discussed topics in health discourse and politics. After former President Clinton’s failed attempt at health care reform in the mid-1990s, the Bush administration showed no serious efforts at achieving universal health coverage for the millions of uninsured Americans. With Barack Obama as the current U.S. President, health care reform is once again a top priority. President Obama has made a promise to “provide affordable, comprehensive, and portable health coverage for all Americans…” by the end of his first term (Barackobama.com)....   [tags: Health Care] 966 words
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Today's Health Care Consumer - There are two types of consumers; the informed and the uninformed. The patient, i.e. the consumer, is typically unaware of the total cost of health services provided to them. They may have a copay or deductible, but the explanation of benefits and outline of care comes after treatment has been rendered. This approach has made it difficult for patients to be able to “shop around” for the best prices when in most cases they are not sure what the cost treatment will be. They were, by no fault of their own, uninformed consumers due to plan designs....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Problem of Insurance Fraud - Fraud is common among many aspects of society, one of the most prevalent types of fraud is insurance fraud. The fraud occurs on both ends from the insurer, to the people who use insurance including the physicians and the patients. A frauds usually cost Americans about thirty billion each year, which is a high cost for the amount of the money that those involved in the fraud often get from insurance (O'Rourke, 2003). For example, In 1995 alone one trillion were spent on health care, and 10-15 percent of that payment was comprised of health insurance fraud (Skeen, 2003)....   [tags: Ethical Issues] 1456 words
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Health Care for All - Access to preventive health care should not be definable as one of life’s luxuries, yet that is what is has come to be for the approximately “50 million Americans” who have no health insurance (Turka & Caplan, 2010). Clogged emergency rooms and “preventable deaths” are just two of the consequences associated with the lack of health insurance that would provide access to preventive care (Turka & Caplan, 2010). We as a nation are depriving our citizens of one of our most basic needs—being healthy....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Managed Health Care Analyzed - The health care industry in the United States is very diverse and dynamic. The continued growth of managed health care is influenced by the economy, the need, and the regulatory regulations set forth on the industry. If one of these forces changes, it can affect the entire group; this causes the managed health care industry to be at the mercy of its roots and the industry’s need for it. What started out as a simple idea has turned into a complex and ever growing industry that is necessary for the health care industry to stay afloat in the world today....   [tags: Health Care ]
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A Health Care Emergency - In the recent years, health care has become a gradually uprising issue in America. America’s government health care plans, Medicare and Medicaid, are being criticized as horrible and expensive when compared to health care plans in other countries. Thus, our current president, President Obama, is relentlessly trying to repair the plans to conform to the wishes of the nation in which he leads. First off, Medicare and Medicaid are somewhat similar, but have a few, slight differences. Both Medicaid and Medicare were founded in 1965 as a part of the Social Security Act Amendment....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Necessity of Health Care Reform - According to a study done by the Centers for Disease Control, 43.6 million Americans were uninsured for health care as of 2008 (CDC). This number is too high. What can Americans do about this growing problem. The Republicans and Democrats both have their separate plans for this matter, both of which contain good ideas, but fall short of what this country needs. A mixture of the two plans will solve this country’s health insurance problems. The Republicans have very specific beliefs on health care....   [tags: healthcare, health care]
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Australian Health Care and Reform - Introduction A country’s health care system refers to all the institutions, programs, personnel, procedures, and the resources that are used to meet the health needs of its population. Health care systems vary from one country to another, depending on government policies and the health needs of the population. Besides, health care programs are flexible in the sense that they are tailored to meet health needs as they arise. Among the stakeholders in the formulation of a country’s health care system are governments, religious groups, non-governmental organizations, charity organizations, trade/labor unions, and interested individuals (Duckett, 2008)....   [tags: Australian Health Care System]
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Health Care Policy Background - Social Factors The health care needs of our society are growing. With the new health care reform changes, more people will be covered by health insurance and more preventative care will be offered to people. Our nation deserves safe and effective care, much of which will be delivered by APRNs. APRNs, have an obligation to the people they serve, to set a standard for licensure, define our role, and standardize our title. Having these facets defined nationally helps other health care professionals to understand and respect the role of the APRN....   [tags: Health Care] 915 words
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Lack of Health Care in the United States - Even after all the debate conserning ObamaCare, the United States still lacks a health care system that provides insurance for all citizens. With an economy that is weak, and a high rate of unemployment, this represents a serious problem. In other countries, where insurance is mandatory, medical bill are rarely paid by the average citizen. Healthcare in the United States is must be given to everyone, but it’s the matter of affording to pay the medical bills, and being accepted by an insurance company that is the main issue....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Bundling in Health Care - Bundled Efficiency In the U.S. alone, more than 366,000 people diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are dependent on kidney dialysis as their life sustaining therapy (Collins, Foley, Gilbertson, & Chen, 2009). The majority of these patients rely on costly in-center hemodialysis (HD) three times a week to filter their blood during four-hour sessions. Since 1972, Medicare had covered patients’ dialysis related costs along with the separately billed and frequently used medications that are part of the end stage kidney disease treatments....   [tags: Health Care] 1587 words
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Insurance Coverage of Contraceptives - The refusal of some health insurers to include contraceptives as a part of an insurance plan for women is one of the most contentious disagreements in the health insurance industry. Insurance plans today cover a variety of prescription drugs, however some still do not approve of prescription contraceptive drugs and devices. More than half of U.S. states insurance policies require that other prescription drugs along with the FDA approved contraceptive drugs and devices be included on their health care plans, as well as any related medical services....   [tags: Healthcare ]
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Mental Health and the Homeless Community - Introduction The Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] used the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ definition of mental illness as “health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning” (2011). Our community is exposed to a large number of individuals with mental illness. Among those individuals are the widespread homeless populations. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development reported “twenty-five percent of the sheltered homeless report a severe mental illness (as cited in Allender, Rector and Warner 2014 p....   [tags: health, disease control]
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Healthcare Reform: Healthcare That's Concerned With Health - One of the greatest issues facing the nation today is the number of people who do not have access to health care coverage. Americans are struggling to pay medical bills and are accumulating medical debt at an alarming rate. Approximately two-thirds of the working-age population are uninsured or underinsured and did not seek health care due to the cost. “More than two in five adults in the 19-to-64 age group reported problems paying medical bills” (Quality of Care, 2010). Their difficulties include not being able to afford medical attention when needed, running up medical debts, dealing with collection agencies about unpaid bills, or having to change their lifestyle to repay medical debts....   [tags: Health Care, health care reform]
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Health Disparities of elderly population - The purpose of this paper is to illuminate and discuss healthcare vulnerabilities of the elderly rural population in Baker County, Florida and describe how the nursing profession can address these problems. Rural health has been a complex and multifaceted challenge for government and healthcare practitioners. The elderly who live alone in the county suffer from low socioeconomic status, low health literacy rates, declining cognitive and physical health and lack of healthcare facilities. The health status of this vulnerable group is impacted by rural culture and social values, healthcare policy and funding affecting rural healthcare facilities, distance and lack of transportation, and health...   [tags: healthcare,nursing, rural health]
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External and External Influences in Health Care - Abstract External and internal influences are relevant in health care. These influences continue to affect the total operations of a health care facility. I will summarize the insights I have gained into the external influences of the new health care reform policy and quality initiatives. The recent health care reform legislation was passed in the house and senate this year. The senior vice president, that I have interviewed, states that health care reform is an “unknown” for organizations. In addition, I will research the quality improvement initiatives and how these external influences include implications for organizations and health care administrators....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Military Health Care Policy: The Success of Military Health Care - The Department of Defense has the responsibility to manage one of the United State’s largest health care systems, the Military Health System. The Military Health System operates under the mission to enhance the health of the service men and women, while maintaining a high quality, effective benefit to those who qualify for care (Brown et al, 2009). Military Health Systems cover the health care needs of over nine million service men and women and their dependents, through a vast array of military and civilian facilities....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Underlying Dynamics of Health Care Spending - Introduction Unfortunately, for all the American overeaters, smokers, drinkers, risk takers, aging, and sick, along with anyone else that does or will require medical attention, it takes big bucks to pay for health care, and it is not getting any cheaper. With the baby boomers getting older the population is going to need health care now more than ever. The hospital stays, the procedures and surgeries, long-term care, the doctor and dentist visits, the medical supplies, and medications are hardly affordable....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Health Care System - Have you ever had a time in your life where you have had to go to the doctor. If so then even you have had experience with the health care system. In this paper we are going to explain all about the health care system. First we will explain exactly what the problem is with our health care program. From there we are going to go into exactly how we would solve this problem and improve the entire system. After that since nothing is perfect we are going to tell you about what the potential problems are with our solutions and why it’s still better than the alternative....   [tags: Health Care, USA, ] 619 words
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Public Health Professionals - Identify and describe three reasons why there may be a physician shortage rather than a surplus in the U.S. William & Torrens (2010) provided a table to show the first time since 1965, between 2000 and 2005, there was a slight decrease in the ratio of physicians per 100,000 civilian populations. The three reasons why there is a physician shortage rather than a surplus in the United States is caused first of all by more restrictive elements that have been blunted due to widespread physician and patient dissatisfaction, particularly with limits of choice (Williams & Torrens, page 270)....   [tags: Health, Health Services] 868 words
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Progressive Insurance - Abstract On March 10, 1937, Joseph Lewis and Jack Green started Progressive Mutual Insurance Company. They wanted to provide vehicle owners with security and protection and they thought an insurance company was a good investment for a couple of lawyers who were just getting started. Since its beginning, Progressive has taken an innovative approach to auto insurance. They offered drive-in claims service before any other auto insurance company and in another industry first, they allowed customers to pay their premiums in installments....   [tags: Progressive Mutual Insurance Company] 1172 words
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The World Health Organization - The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing guidance on global health matters, modeling the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and observing and assessing health trends (World Health Organization). According to WHO, health is defined as “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely absence of disease or infirmity.” The definition of health provided by WHO is one that is derived from the Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as...   [tags: health, reproductive, care]
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Biological Foundation of Health and Illness - ... It is important to understand as we cover the socioeconomic impact of Hispanic women in Arizona on their health, that a majority of these women arrive in America or Arizona for that matter, as a result of immigration. Whether illegal or legal, the fact of the matter is that most of them come to America seeking greener pastures. Therefore, the assumption is that a majority of Hispanic Women would come automatically from poor economic backgrounds. This increases their risk or susceptibility to chronic illnesses such as lung and breast cancer ad diabetes due to poor social economic conditions....   [tags: Health Injustice, Martin Luther King]
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Health Care Reform - Health Care Reform There has been a lot of talk and debate lately over Health Care Reform, as people are trying to answer the question – Should a universally accessible health care system be implemented in the United States (US). This ongoing highly debatable issue remains a hot topic among US citizens from all walks of life, from the very poor to the very wealthy. Health Care Reform affects everyone. The vast majority of the US population is very dissatisfied with the current state of health care....   [tags: Health Care]
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Health Care - Health Care Abstract "Health Care", This is becoming more important in today's world of corporate streamlining, downsizing, and increased health care costs. A compensation package for the employees of today is more valuable than it has ever been. The average employee no longer is just concerned with the wages or salary they receive, their attention has been drawn to the overall compensation package. As health care costs rise the importance of an enrollment in a health care plan grows....   [tags: Papers Insurance Work Essays]
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Health Care Reform - Background Universal Health Care System One of the most long-standing health care systems was originated in Germany in 1889 by Otto von Bismarck’s social legislation. Its included bills were the Health Insurance Bill 1883, Old Age and Disability Insurance Bill of 1889, and Accident Insurance Bill of 1883. The National Insurance Act of 1911 in Britain covered most people employed. It also financed dependents if families had contributed for at least five years. This coverage lasted whether families worked or not....   [tags: Health Care]
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Insurance Mandate - 1. (a) Why was the requirement of an insurance mandate for all citizens so important that it was supported by the Heritage Foundation a right wing conservative think tank, former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, former Senate Majority Leader and presidential candidate Bob Dole and former Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney who made it a provision of the Massachusetts health care law. The requirement of an insurance mandate for all citizens was so important to conservatives “because it called for individual responsibility to address what economists call the "free-rider effect”” (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123670612)....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Telepsychiatry: Improving Mental Health Possibilities - INTRODUCTION It is widely recognized that mental illness affects a significant proportion of the population; however, it is complicated to determine exact numbers. This problem can be attributed to such issues as the changing definitions of mental illness as well as difficulties in classifying, diagnosing, and reporting mental disorders. Limitations to adequate mental health services including social stigma, cultural incompatibility between patients and providers, language barriers, lack of insurance and logistical barriers....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Managed Health Care Issues - When one examines managed health care and the hospitals that provide the care, a degree of variation is found in the treatment and care of their patients. This variation can be between hospitals or even between physicians within a health care network. For managed care companies the variation may be beneficial. This may provide them with opportunities to save money when it comes to paying for their policy holder’s care, however this large variation may also be detrimental to the insurance company....   [tags: Health Care, Utilization Management]
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Health Reform Legislation - Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, underwriting will effectively disappear. Enrollee demographics and medical history can no longer be used to calculate premiums. Two exceptions allow for rate variation based on age and smoking, although even in those cases the degree of variation is legally capped. Without the ability to use underwriting for risk selection or assigning premiums, insurers will have to find new ways to compete. Premiums will no longer reflect the underlying risks, and rate variation will cease to be a meaningful tool in competing for a healthy insured population....   [tags: Health Care ] 1386 words
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Universal Health Care - The recently passed Healthcare Reform Bill (HR-4872) is a necessity and long overdue. As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it is a travesty that one hundred percent of our citizens are not adequately covered for their healthcare expenses. According to the United States Census Bureau, there were approximately 45.7 million people in the United States without basic healthcare insurance in 2009. It is my position, that a “Universal Health Plan” is a necessary for the continued integrity of our nation....   [tags: Health Care ] 1022 words
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