HSM420 Managed Care Impacts

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HSM420 Managed Care Impacts
There can be no doubt that managed care has impacted everyone involved with healthcare delivery…

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HSM420 Managed Care Impacts

HSM420 Managed Care Impacts

Course Discussions Week 1 All Students Posts – 27 Pages

There can be no doubt that managed care has impacted everyone involved with healthcare delivery in America. What do you see as some of the most significant impacts of managed care for patients?

When choosing employer sponsored healthcare plans, there are limits to our choices.  Do employees have as many provider options as managed care intended?  Many employees had their hours reduced so that the employer would not have to offer health insurance as mandated by law.  What can be done to address this issue?  With managed care, is our access limited?  Should we not have access to quality care?  If we have long waiting periods to see a physician are managed care’s objectives being met?  Do you think that these provisions have assisted in controlling healthcare costs?  Do you think that they are too strict?  How has healthcare reform affected your managed care choices?  With managed care, is our access limited?  Should we not have access to quality care?  If we have long waiting periods to see a physician are managed care’s objectives being met?

This has definitely affected many people. Another thing I would like to add is high prescription costs. My father-in-law has Medicare insurance and another supplemental insurance, but some of the prescriptions are NOT covered by his managed care plans, or are extremely expensive. He still works to earn an income to be able to support these types of expenses. I sometimes feel like when you retire, you never really retire because there will always be expenses that come up and you can’t live off of social security payments and earned savings…