Discussion 7-1 Devin Raber.docx - When considering the current healthcare environment as it relates to legislation and policy I consider the rising

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When considering the current healthcare environment as it relates to legislation and policy, I consider the rising costs of healthcare to be one of the most important issues to address. Healthcare costs have continued to rise over time and have created financial hardships for many individuals and families. Medical bills are one of the biggest causes, if not the biggest cause of bankruptcies in America (Johnston, 2019). The rising costs of healthcare can affect access, quality of care, and financial stability of patients. Access to healthcare is significantly decreasing with rising costs because individuals cannot afford to see a doctor. The quality of care is also decreasing because with the rising costs of healthcare, physicians are being required to see more patients daily, decreasing the amount of time they spend with each as well as the quality. Financial stability is probably the most significant affect of rising costs of healthcare because these medical bills are putting patients in situations that they cannot afford.
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  • Fall '19
  • Health care in the United States

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