Health Care Utilization Paper

1348 Words Apr 21st, 2013 6 Pages
Health Care Utilization Paper
In recent years, health care has been a huge topic in public debates, legislations, and even in deciding who will become the next president. There have been many acts, legislations, and debates on what the country has to do in regards to health care. According to University of Phoenix Read Me First HCS/235 (n.d.), “How health care is financed influences access to health care, how health care is delivered, the quality of health care provided, and its cost”.
Recent health care reforms have already showed action in the health care industry, but there are a set of rules that will take effect January 1, 2014. The Affordable Care Act delivers better health security by providing a comprehensive health insurance
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If someone has health insurance, then they tend to see a physician sooner than someone who does not have insurance. I believe if health care insurance is attainable and affordable, then the insurance will be used more. More Americans will be able to see a physician and get their regular checkups, physicals, screenings, etc. On the other hand, there are also some people who have all these benefits but are abusing the health care system. For example, some families are on Medicaid but abuse the system. They may lie on their forms to get the benefits from Medicaid. My cousin’s friend lied when she applied for Medicaid stating she was a single mother with two children. Yes, she did have two children but she was not single. She purposely would not marry her children’s father in order to receive the benefits of Medicaid such as food stamps, government housing, health insurance, etc. It is truly unfair for the people who really do need the help but simply do not qualify because of the income or requirements.
According to "Healthpac Online" (2001), “Universal health care is the belief that all citizens should have access to affordable, high-quality medical care”. Universal health care is a system in which laws determine what type of care is provided, to who the care is provided to, and the basics for determining the coverage (“Healthpac Online”, 2001). The current health care system

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