Vulnerable Populations

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The United States Health Care System is struggling to keep up with the health care needs of vulnerable populations. The vulnerable population could have low income levels, are more “at-risk” to diseases, elderly and even infants. The first step to help this population is to create a needs assessment that will help figure out where access to certain health care areas are needed. The second step would be to come up with solutions to figure out how to fix these problems. Overall, the goal is to make it easier for the vulnerable population to get their health care needs. Access to good healthcare can mean many things. There could be a lack of the specific medical needs such as hospitals and doctor offices. People may not have access to healthier …show more content…
The cutting of eligibility would save money for the government. It may allow others that are still eligible to receive even better coverage from Medicaid. This will also create a decline in health to people that will get cut. They won’t be able to be seen by doctors and their health will decline. In emergencies, their bills will rise or the tax payers will end up responsible for paying for higher medical taxes. Another option is to make it impossible for some people to get the coverage of Medicaid. This is a huge con. It is illegal to not allow people with certain chronic conditions. To make it impossible through administrative conditions, it unethical and could end up being illegal in the future. The good outcome of this would be that less people could get in and would also save …show more content…
This option would cause huge problems throughout the state. People have worked their whole life to retire and have these extra benefits. It would be a case of stealing them to pay for other people’s health care. I feel if benefits were cut, riots would break out. The pro of this would be the government having extra money to pay for Medicaid. Medical reimbursement cuts is another option. Although it is another way to save money, it has a major con. These cuts are costing medical providers to lose people who do EMGs and other testing, according to News Medical. These losses could eventually cause problems with proper diagnoses and

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