Health Care Marketplace: A Case Study

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Although I am proud to serve as an interpreter for my family, I am not, however, satisfied with how I have handled overwhelming situations. A few years ago, the night before my family headed to Canada for the Labor Day weekend, I had an outburst. At the time, I was involved in research lab, internship, and student council. Rather than declining the duty, I was stubborn and accepted all responsibilities that were offered. Well, the jobs got done but I was exhausted. When my dad asked me for a small favor, instead of simply letting him know that I was occupied with school works, I blurted that I was tired of helping people. Of course my dad did not like the answer, so I was scolded. As tears were falling down my face, I tried to explain my circumstances …show more content…
However, doctors are the ones that focus on patients’ symptoms, not what is in their pockets. It is true that inside an office, doctors care for patients, yet the time to get there can be tedious. Since healthcare is an expensive system, doctors can be picky at which insurance to accept. This can prolong the illness and discourage patients from seeking treatment. Growing up I have personally experienced such dilemma. I recall the time I had to find a new family doctor for my parents since their current one did not accept insurances from the Health Care Marketplace. Finding a provider was troublesome since not many accept the new insurance plans at the time. No one should be denied of patient care due to their limited health care benefits. As a member of our society with a goal of patient care, I wish to place my family struggle as a model to avoid and to identify patients based on the similarities of their illnesses instead. As I continue to volunteer and further my career, I wish to work in a healthcare setting that allows for flexible payment plans, whether to accept wide range of insurances or to allow payment based on patients’ capability. This would be the place where I can really enjoy my responsibilities, knowing that I have fulfill the purpose of a healthcare …show more content…
However, doctors are the ones that focus on patients’ symptoms, not what is in their pockets. It is true that inside an office, doctors care for patients, yet the time to get there can be tedious. Since healthcare is an expensive system, doctors can be picky at which insurance to accept. This can prolong the illness and discourage patients from seeking treatment. Growing up I have personally experienced such dilemma. I recall the time I had to find a new family doctor for my parents since their current one did not accept insurances from the Health Care Marketplace. Finding a provider was troublesome since not many accept the new insurance plans at the time. No one should be denied of patient care due to their limited health care benefits. As a member of our society with a goal of patient care, I wish to place my family struggle as a model to avoid and to identify patients based on the similarities of their illnesses instead. As I continue to volunteer and further my career, I wish to work in a healthcare setting that allows for flexible payment plans, whether to accept wide range of insurances or to allow payment based on patients’ capability. This would be the place where I can really enjoy my responsibilities, knowing that I have fulfill the purpose of a healthcare

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