The lack of medical care is causing many deaths that could have been evaded with the proper medical attention. It is time to start spending money where it is needed. Our citizens are crying out for help when it comes to their medical needs, but is anyone listening? The Need for Health Care Reform Our economy is in recession. Many people are looking for jobs that are just not available.
Many people who are gainfully employed do not have health care because they cannot afford the prices that the employer offers, if at all. There is currently no law or policy in place that makes it mandatory for employers to even offer insurance. Thus, the ability to ensure that employees are being fairly offered health care is non-existent. The Medicaid and Medicare that many people utilized has inherent problems that also make these health care plans uncomplimentary to current health care plans problems. Problems that many have with these two plans come from the provider and the patient side.
Poor Medical health insurance can end with the aid of many solutions that will be proposed within this research paper. Thus, poor medical health care as mentioned before is a detracted problem that has to end because it is the reason of many peoples’ deaths. There are many reasons for poor medical health care in the United States. As mentioned by Dr. Steve Beller that many healthcare centers’ concentration is on raising the costs of the medicine and treatment rather than the health of the patients (Beller, 2008). Patients cannot afford the medicine or the costs of the health centers; nonetheless, the treatment is very expensive although it does not provide the needed and effective treatment and care to the patient.
For essay three I have chosen to discuss reducing the cost of health care for all Americans. Affordable health care has always been a major issue for many Americans, especially low income families and the poor. In fact according to Statistics Brain their statistics show that many thousands of Americans cannot afford and do not have health care. Many people of which do not know, or even understand programs, or funds that can assist them in these situations they are in. People not knowing or cannot afford health care is a huge problem especially considering the fact that many Americans are elderly or suffer from acute disease, disabilities, and even mental disorders.
Becoming ill or living with a chronic medical condition can mean losing insurance coverage or not being able to obtain it. Long-term care coverage is inadequate. Many elderly and disabled Americans enter nursing homes and other institutions when they would prefer to remain at home. Families exhaust their savings trying to provide for disabled relatives. Many Americans in inner cities and rural areas do not have access to quality care, due to poor distribution of doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics and support services.
Today, in the contemporary United States, there are many different influencers to a person’s health, such as poverty and/or unemployment. However, education is the most important influence on health because without a good, thorough education, people are less likely to have access to health care, be able to afford health care and they are more likely to live shorter lives. A lack of education makes poverty and unemployment more likely, which obviously have a negative effect on a person’s health. In the documentary The Waiting Room, directed by Peter Nicks, a story is told about Highland Hospital’s emergency waiting room and how there are too many patients for the staff to handle. The majority of these patients are poor, jobless and have little or no education, so they only come and wait in the emergency room because they cannot afford a regular doctor to go to when they are sick, need treatment or need a refill for a prescription.
Immigrants have a difficult time to obtain jobs. They have to provide for their family and to care for their health problems. “Some of these barriers include poverty, fear and stigma, high mobility, limited English proficiency, little information or misunderstandings about how the U.S. health care system works, and lack of insurance and/or access to care.” (Seaman, 2013) In the article written by Andrew Seaman (2013)... ... middle of paper ... ...heir own. The stressors soon to build up and are in need help mentally and psychically. Homeless individuals and immigrants face many struggles in healthcare today.
There are many providers that are unable to provide medical care to an increasing number of chronically ill and the aging population. There are numerous amounts of systemic failures, none are more difficult to fix than the usual basic lack of human resources. There are not enough physicians to service the needs of the entire population. Many physicians get into the more specialized fields. The issue is deepened in rural areas, where specialized physicians are not found within several hundred miles.
Free clinics are effective for those people without insurance as they tend to get treatment for different diseases and this improves the lives of they serve and especially the uninsured. The increase in the number of unemployed due to economic crises continue to increase the number of uninsured and reduce people’s ability to access the healthcare insurance and services. Many are unable to cater for their health needs and thus may die immaturely due to the effect of severe illnesses. Low income earners, in the neighborhood, continuously face dwindling health care resources. This is a great concern that has to be addressed and mitigated, failure to which they will continue to get poor quality health care and will also be reluctant to seek health care services over and over again.
Lack of insurance has had the greatest effect on thousands of Americans who suffer from chronic diseases. These Americans are now unable to go to the doctor on a regular basis and keep up with their daily medicines that are necessary in order to help keep them out of the hospitals. While the number of uninsured has increased nationwide, the awareness of the general population as to the affects of the uninsured has not increased comparably. While our economy is struggling to get back on its feet, the unemployment rate is declining but at a very slow rate. With so many people still without jobs, many Americans who previously had health insurance found themselves unable to pay for private insurance or COBRA.