While the advantages of the Amended Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act seem pretty straightforward and obvious, the disadvantages seem less straightforward and nearly invisible in public dialogue. Balanced against such advantages as increasing insurance coverage to 92%…
some experts (Wikipedia,org, 2011); leaving 8% uninsured, even after full implementation (Rudowitz, 2011); and being apparently biased in favor of allopathic medicine, which is less cost-effective than alternative and complementary medicine for many conditions and which is not the medicine-of-choice for many Americans (Free Health Advice Center, n.d.). The New England Journal of Medicine published a survey study conducted by Dr. David Eisenberg, of Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School, which showed that 85 million Americans are using alternative methods for their health care needs, most of which is not covered by their insurance, and furthermore, the number of times they used alternative medicine practitioners was considerably more than the number of times they used allopathic doctors (Eisenberg, Kesler, Foster, Norlock, Calkins, & Delbanco, 1993). Why isn’t the new health reform program taking this preference into account?
Exploring who the 8% uninsured will be, I am led to understand that Native Americans, people with financial hardship, and those with religious objections make up at least part of this group, and that everyone else will be required to have insurance or they will be fined, and the fines are fairly high (Galwitz, 2010). It seems, then, that people with alternative lifestyles and alternative healing preferences are the most discriminated against, under the new health reform laws, because they will be fined and have no exemption category (unless they are unduly poor, Native American or can claim a religious exemption), or else they will have to obtain insurance for which they have no use, in order to conform with the US Government’s AMA bias.
It is not only people with alternative lifestyles and health beliefs/practices who are forced to conform. A June Kaiser Health Tracking Poll showed that 42% hold a favorable view of the law and 46% hold an unfavorable view. A majority think their own families, especially seniors, will be ...
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These features include being allegedly unconstitutional, according to some experts (Wikipedia,org, 2011); leaving 8% uninsured, even after full implementation (Rudowitz, 2011); and being apparently biased in favor of allopathic medicine, which is less cost-effective than alternative and complementary medicine for many conditions and which is not the medicine-of-choice for many Americans (Free Health Advice Center, n.d.).
The infusion of Information Technology in the field of health and medicine has led to the rebirth of the said field. Technological advancements that have affected the field of health have affected the human society as a whole directly and have mostly proved to be beneficial rather than hazardous.
The insurance companies should try to shorten the time take for individuals to sign up to at least ten minutes. The department of health come up with more agreements in conjunction with web brokers that will enable the websites to give customers alternatives. This will ensure consumers can sign up for health care.
ndividuals and small businesses experienced various challenges to obtaining affordable insurance due to unfair practices by the insurers and inadequate market influence to negotiate realistic premiums (Shaw et al., 2014). There were no means to contain health care insurance cost
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