HSM410 Access Course Discussions

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HSM410 Access Course Discussions
What are the major issues surrounding access to healthcare in America today? In your view, what might…

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HSM410 Access Course Discussions

HSM410 Access Course Discussions

Week 4 All Students Posts 57 Pages 

What are the major issues surrounding access to healthcare in America today? In your view, what might be done to address these issues and improve access? Why should the older generation get on board with technology? With all of the hacking problems that they see and all of the issues that many went through with the depression they really like to do it the safe way and their own way….

Do you think that the health care would be any different if Universal Health Care was implemented?  Why would you pay for individuals who are below the poverty line, when you have worked hard for your income and now you would be having to pay for other people?  Do you think that “quality” of care has to do with how much one pays for health care?  Or…is it the old saying…You only get what you pay for?

After doing the week 3 assignment, I come to realize some important facts. Talking to the three different generations, I’ve come to see that the oldest generation of the three, my grandparents, has had the hardest time accessing healthcare and getting insurance. My Grandma had an insurance man come over to her house to sign her up and asked if she had anything foreign in her. She said yes and he ripped the paper up and said he can’t insure her. I had a hard time understanding why an insurance company would do this to her.

Professor, any ideas why?

Regarding the access issues, I would point out that in rural areas, there aren’t many doctors so access could be a pain to get. Also, I have come to see that the older generation lack on technology. A majority don’t have computers or even cell phones which can restrict them from keeping up with “today’s healthcare”. Even my co-worker who is only 60 years old refuses to learn how to operate a computer which leaves me to having to do all his paperwork. He also never answers his phone as he just doesn’t want to learn how to use it.

A good way in my opinion to address these two issues I have listed above would be to promote to the older generation that they can review their results, make appointments, email their doctors so they don’t have to wait on hold for long periods of time, etc. This would improve the physician-patient relationship too. For the rural areas, possibly promoting the physician jobs and higher wages as an incentive to get people to work in those areas would work…