Doctor insights on:
Is The Health Care Reform Good
Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more
Hard to say, but: The devil's always in the details. We as patients (or families of patients) always want "the best, " but are rarely aware of the real costs. Hospitals and doctors have learned to become wasteful because we're spending someone else's money, but in the end, it's really all of us who end up paying. Some sort of conscious decision-making is needed (rationing), and we'd better control our own destiny! ...Read more
Apples/Oranges: Obama care (affordable care act) is a legislative initiative to make private insurance available to more people. If you go to healthcare.Gov you will find several specific plans to choose between, some of which may be appropriate for you depending on needs and cost. You could think of it as obama care giving you more insurance options but whether or not they are 'good' depends on your situation. ...Read more
Several: Truman tried but was overwhelmed with other issues. Johnson put together the Medicare legislation, This was modified buy several subsequent presidents. Clinton tried in his first term but the measure never got out of the White House. Bush added a prescription drug benefit. Obama got through the Accountable Care Act. Trump would like to eliminate that. ...Read more
Does qualifty of the health care and ease of appointmentn with good doctors differ depending on your insurance? Which is the best / worst insurance?
Insurance : Not usually..... But I forsee this happening in the future ...Read more
How should I choose a health insurance plan in the marketplace once the affordable care act kicks in?
Very Difficult. Find: a Dave Ramsey ELP who specializes in insurance. Yet also be aware that insurance, on average, ?es all costs & ?es quality. Why? Because people no longer pay attention to quality for money paid, sellers are rewarded for selling more expensive services which take less of their time (regardless efficacy) & sellers must fight lots of red-tape for ?ing payments & hire more billers (?es their costs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What effect will the new health care program have on the health professions, like doctors and nurses?
Don't know: That has yet to be determined. The details of the final plan and whatever is upheld in court and/or by referendum is not yet known. ...Read more
Residental: Rtc centers are facilities for patients needing longer stay, having been in outpatient & acute facilities in the past with no benefits. Our facility treats adolescents with various mental health & substance abuse issues, with each youngster assigned a team consisting of a board-certified psychiatrist, nurses, nurse practitioner, counselors & recreational/art therapists. They also attend school. ...Read more
You have more power: In a patient-centered model of care, you are more likely to be involved in selecting medicines and interventions that support your personal vision for quality of life. The physician seems more like your medically knowledgeable partner, guiding you among options based on your personal goals for your health and sense of wellness. It's the kind of medicine that i choose for myself and try to practice. ...Read more
Depends: Depends mostly on the country and the quality of the health care system, almost everywhere you go thou, even us, being financially comfortable gives you a big edge to buy health care. There is no free ride anywhere. ...Read more
There is no UHCinUS: You are mistaken there is not going to be universal healthcare system in usa and there does not seem to be a possibility in future or near future.Affordable care act is not really a universal health care system like they have in canada and other industralised countries.Universal healthcare means every citizen from birth to gravel has healthcare provided by the govt. Paid for by the tax payers. ...Read more
See below: Living will is a legal document that lists your healthcare wishes when you become incapacitated or otherwise are unable to make your own decisions for any reason. You write this while you are of sound mind. A healthcare proxy is when you designate someone else (in a written document) to make healthcare decisions for you when you are not able to. Hopefully, they follow your wishes. ...Read more
Probably no effect: May not affect that much any of the doctors. May be we have wait a little till it takes off i mean te health care reform. ...Read more
Many ways: It is an economic certainty that this plan will lead to rationing of health care. Therefore, physicians will likely treat patients with more advanced disease. More importantly, a survey by the dpma, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients showed that 83% of doctors have considered leaving medicine because of obamacare. ...Read more
Community health ctr: There are 2 separate questions here. I will provide info for one. Funding for community health centers varies. However, the federal government is one source of funding. You can read this article for the bigger picture: http://www.Hhs.Gov/recovery/programs/hrsa/index.Html. ...Read more
Older age of coverag: The new law, termed the accountable health care act (called by its opponents obamacare) allows dependents currently receiving coverage to be on their parents policies until age 26 . Prior to this many ended at 18 if they were out of the house and others at age 21 no matter what. This is in jeopardy if the supreme court rules against it. This will be a major issue in the 2012 campaign. ...Read more