HCA 210 HCA210 Week 9 Final Project My Proposal for a New System

HCA 210 HCA210 Week 9 Final Project My Proposal for a New System

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HCA 210 Final My Proposal For a New System 1 Running head: My Proposal for a New System My Proposal for a New System April 20, 2010
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HCA 210 Final My Proposal For a New System 2 I would like to see a system of health care that is oriented around making everyone healthier. In the US, people with good insurance have excellent access to top quality health care; those with no insurance are entitled to almost nothing. Health care costs are continuing to increase, beyond people’s ability to pay, while insurance is becoming less affordable and also provides less and less protection. Increasing the emphasis on primary care, including children’s health, prenatal health, and lifestyle management would go a long way towards improving the health of the country. These changes don’t have to be expensive, though it will cut out many profits for the middlemen, such as insurance companies and private hospitals. Single-payer health care is a key component of this plan. Single-payer health insurance simply means that one organization or party covers the cost of health care for everyone. Everyone gets insurance, as it doesn’t depend on employment status or income. All conditions would be covered, with no gaps in coverage over time. If certain procedures or medications won’t be covered (for example, lifestyle drugs, cosmetic surgery, or certain kinds of elective procedures), the exclusions will be applied equally to all. This would maintain the health of the entire population, instead of allowing excellent access to health care for the rich, and almost no access, or very low quality services, for the poor, as we have today. In the UK, France, Sweden, Australia, and many other countries, everyone is entitled to health care, just as they are entitled to police
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HCA 210 Final My Proposal For a New System 3 and fire protection. In the US, by contrast, huge numbers of people are uninsured, over 15% in 2006, according to the US Census Bureau (Johnson, 2008). However, single payer wouldn’t just benefit the poor and unemployed. Since most
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course HCA 210 HCA 210 taught by Professor Suziemays during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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HCA 210 HCA210 Week 9 Final Project My Proposal for a New System

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