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    a) Four Components of Health Care

    i) 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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    Let's take a closer look at one bill in relation to the five questions from various sources, which you can draw on for your final paper.

    RESPONSE:

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

    America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (H.R. 3200, introduced July 14, 2009) is legislation proposed in the United States Congress during the 1st Session of the 111th Congress as part of an effort of the Democratic Party leadership to enact health care reform (see http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090714/aahca.pdf)

    America's Affordable Health Choices Act (July 14, 2009) meets at least one (mostly insurance) of the four functional components of health care, which are:

    1. Financing (Employers, Medicaid);
    2. Insurance (insurance companies, blue Cross/Blue Shield, self-insurance);
    3. Delivery (providers-physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic centers, medical equipment vendors, community health centers);
    4. Payment (Insurance companies, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, third payer claims processors).
    (http://books.google.ca/books?id=UDWZpSUR1aMC&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=four+components+of+health+care&source=bl&ots=1J5Gn0Pbh-&sig=HwGWgT3psfh4cf7rF3wqZYT2gZA&hl=en&ei=VeKrSsP5JYiyNube8PIN&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9#v=onepage&q=four%20components%20of%20health%20care&f=false, p. 6)

    The America's Affordable Health Choices Act addresses the insurance component of health care. For example, this bill puts restrictions on insurance companies e.g. more co-pays or deductibles for preventive care, no more rate increases for pre-existing conditions, gender, or occupation; an annual cap on your out-of-pocket expenses; group rates of a national pool if you buy your own plan and guaranteed, affordable oral, hearing, and vision care for your kids (http://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/legislation?id=0327). However, it overlaps into delivery, and gives the control back to the doctors, and away from insurance companies. It meets the Democrats goals of reducing health care costs, protecting and increasing consumers' choices, and guaranteeing access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans (http://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/legislation?id=0327). ...

    Solution Summary

    By example and addressing the five questions, this solution explores a health care bill that addresses one on the four components of health care and its impact on health services in a community. References are provided.

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