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Health Care Bill and the Four Components of Heath Care

Four Components of Health Care

Select a current health care bill that addresses one on the four components of health care and write a 1,000-1,250-word paper on its impact on health services in your community. Include the following:

(1) Identify and summarize which component of health care the bill addresses.

(2) Describe the health care bill, including the health care issue that the bill addresses. Why is the bill necessary?

(3) Identify proponents of the bill and those that oppose the legislation and state their position (i.e., why do they disagree?).

(4) Explain how the bill helps or hinders health services to the community. Describe how it may impact allied health professionals.

(5) Describe how the bill impacts the health care and allied health care professionals. How does this impact those that have to follow the bill's directives?

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1) The four components of healthcare are: Universal coverage, People Centered, Inclusive Leadership, and Health in all Policies.

a. Universal coverage-Providing everyone to access to medicines and services. Universal coverage means that everyone would have health care insurance and be able to receive proper care. Therefore, the health care concept would be a reality and within reach of everyone.
b. People Centered-Providing holistic primary care for individuals-People centered health care means the health care organization recognizes the need to not only service the patient, but to also provide quality care to the patient, thereby satisfying the patient in all aspects.
c. Inclusive leadership-Increasing the involvement of all stakeholders. The more involved and invested individuals feel that they are in a health care organization, the more likely they are to seek for its success.
d. Health in all policies-Ensuring all institutions include health in their policy. Because in our society we deal with all types of institution, and because good health (or lack of) encompasses all areas of one's life, it is important to address it and make it a priority in all institutions in order to maintain efficiency.

2) The bill is H.R.3200 - America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

(A) Identify and summarize which component of health care the bill addresses:

This bill addresses the component of Universal Coverage. It is aimed at providing health care coverage for all by making supply and services accessible and affordable. The purpose of this bill is to "provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes." (Everyone Can be an Insider, 2009). In summary, the purpose of the bill is to ensure that the health care concept would be a reality and within reach of everyone, hence universal coverage for all.

(B) Describe the health care bill, including the health care issue that the bill addresses. Why is the bill necessary?
H.R.3200, also referred to as the House Democrats' big health care reform, was developed in an effort to lower the cost of health care by providing health coverage ...

Solution Summary

H.R.3200 - America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 was created by the government in an attempt to address many of the health care issues we are facing today. This report will thoroughly: a. identify and summarize the component of health care the bill addresses, b. describe the health care bill, including the health care issue that the bill addresses-Why the bill is necessary, c. identify proponents of the bill and those that oppose the legislation and state their position (i.e., why do they disagree?), d. explain how the bill helps or hinders health services to the community-Describe how it may impact allied health professionals, and finally e. describe how the bill impacts the health care and allied health care professionals-How this impacts those that have to follow the bill's directives.

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