Government and Healthcare

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Essay #: 066650
Total text length is 5,029 characters (approximately 3.5 pages).

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Government and Healthcare
Patton Fuller Community Hospital, along with most other hospitals, is seeing the negative side of the health care debate first hand. Many patients are not insured enough, or at all, and thus are not getting the proper care they need. However, implementing reform is a costly endeavor on a federal level. There are economic impediments that are essentially affecting greater government action on health care insurance coverage, prescription drug costs, and improving lifestyle choices that need to be addressed on a federal level.
Health insurance coverage, or lack of it, is a major problem within contemporary American society. There have been increasing coverage costs to individual Americans (Mechanic, 2006). In fact,...
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.....trategies within this field as well. Many Americans are also seeing coverage of prescriptions being cut from the little coverage they do have (Mechanic, 2006). Medicare offers insufficient drug coverage, and that was only added in 2006 (Mechanic, 2006). There are loopholes within government sponsored healthcare systems like Medicaid that fail to provide those individuals in need of the most drugs with the greatest level of coverage (Mechanic, 2006). Still, there are economic impediments here as well. There are incredibly high costs associated with Medicare drug coverage programs (Mechanic, 2006). Helping fund access to prescription drug costs for individuals with insufficient or no health care coverage at all that do not fall under Medicare