Pregnancy should be an exciting time in a women’s life but can be made stressful with the added difficulties of medical insurance. The Affordable Healthcare Act implemented in 2010 aims to lesson these stresses. Maternal problems and birth complications are significantly more common in women without health insurance, preventing them from being able to receive proper prenatal care. Increasing availability and reducing costs of insurance for pregnant women will greatly reduce birth complications. As of 2010, health care plans are no longer allowed to discriminate. Insurance cannot be denied to women or their children based on pre-existing conditions. In 2014 Health plans based on job status will no longer be able to deny babies with disorders or disabilities (Boone, 2013). It is common sense women those with disabilities are more likely to need medical assistance than those without. Yet we deny those who are statistically more destitute on the simple notion of insurance. Is it not logical to provide those with physical and medical disadvantages better insurance rather than deny it? Inhibiting pregnant women with preexisting conditions proper prenatal care results in even greater complications for the infant. The Affordable Healthcare Act aims to lesson these consequences by implementing a non-discriminatory policy in 2014. One of the biggest goals of the Affordable Healthcare Act is to reduce the cost, and increase accessibility of insurance. One of the aims implemented in 2010 allows for preventive care without copays. Improving access to preventive cares will help reduce disease and consequently also reduce costs for further treatment. This eliminates out of pocket expenses for basic preventive measures, tests, screenings and check-ups. Another highlighted aspect of benefits of pregnant women in the Affordable Healthcare Act is in preventive measures. Insured women are also more likely to use contraceptives than uninsured women. As of 2014, contraceptives will be made available without copays, and tests will be made available for HIV and HPV screening (Boone 2013). Allowing tests for the mother to detect diseases before pregnancy will enable prevention of unwanted pregnancies and transmission of these
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With the current health care reform that has been passed, it is now the law and mandatory for people to get health insurance through their employer, government, or individually. Each person should have health insurance to take care of their health. For many years there have been issues concerning with people all across the US, affecting access to the care they want and…
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Health care has changed on every level, since the beginning in which, started from most patients being treated in their homes before the 1920s. But then something happened; doctors started to learn more about diseases and how to treat them, and so doctors started to charge more for their serves (“Stay Smart Stay Healthy,” 2013). It is happening today, where medicine is evolving and the cost…
Health Reform Plan Paper
Health care reform has been a controversial topic between the government and public alike for many years now. President Harry Truman in the 1940’s was the first to recognize that our country needed some sort of universal health care (McLaughlin 2008). Fast forward to the year 1990 and little has changed since then. The health care act of the 1990’s proposed by Clinton was one that originally gained momentum but eventually didn’t pass. This was because of a major disconnect…
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Massachusetts Health Care
It's safe to say that the passing of the Health Care Program in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney has been very controversial. Mitt Romney has received a lot of criticism when it comes to his health care program. Although a lot of the critics have blown things out of proportion. It has its strengths and weaknesses just like any other program.
Massachusetts health reform program was enacted in 2006 with the intent to expand comprehensive insurance coverage which would increase…
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It seems that no matter where you are health care reform is a hot topic. In order to meet the needs of the people health care systems must continuously adapt and self-adjust to remain viable. The basic elements of a health care system include: patients, providers, and payers. Patients need insurance to have routine examinations, prevention screening, and guidance with critical or chronic illness. Health care providers can be…
Lots of people are upset about the new health care reform that has been passed. But why are they so worried? What could people possibly think is wrong with something that will in the end help millions of people? The health care reform that has been passed will in the end help everyone.
One of the things people worry about is that the government will take over one sixth of the economy. That would be alarming if it were true. But government involvement in healthcare will increase gradually over…
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The process of lawmaking is a somewhat tedious one. The documentary presented the very relative and present struggles of passing a bill, especially a partisan bill that may be particularly unpopular. The health care reform bill was destined to die at the third step mentioned in the first paragraph, but with the negotiation of tough democrats like Rahm Emanuel, backroom deals were made to assure the bills progress.
What it really seems is that the lawmaking process…
5 Ways Health Care Reform Will Impact Your Finances and Taxes
Whether you have health insurance or not, here’s what you need to know.
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Unless you've been hiding under a rock recently, you've probably heard a thing or two about health care reform or Obamacare.
Even if you've heard about health care reform, you may be confused about how the law impacts you, your finances and taxes. Whether you already have health insurance or…