Quote from AQEELSMOM
How it is simplistic? It's 25 pages long.
^It IS simplistic; from the point on how a marker that is used in Peri-Op can be "reused" (my reply: YUCK!!!!); a liter if NSS "also used for cleaning contacts" (my reply: the WHY of NSS is MORE than cleaning; homeostasis!!!)...those are the tree of my pet peeves.
As someone who has lived without insurance before getting Medicare, and STILL having to buy additional insurance, they do charge the same, and if you don't have insurance, they have to recapture the risk.I had to make hard choices still, sometimes going without medication in order to get yo and from work and school, and put food in the table...and I am ONE person. I endured it as a young person in my 20s, but after having a severe case of the flu, I went out and got private health insurance before I was dropped because if a life altering medical event.
Yet, business and hospital economics are a dance that can be complicated in perspective; however, people really shouldn't feel as though they have to go bankrupt to receive good care.
There should be a curb on costs that the outside vendors do as far as powerful meds, routine meds, labs, and hospital stays; in turn, people who treat and care for patients should be compensated fairly as well. My sticking point is should COOs and upper management be the bulk of the money that is charged to patients? No. Should there be a cap on malpractice??? In my opinion, yes.
The malpractice craze has reduced hospitals to the detriment of our healthcare system. L&D units are saturated with patients; sometimes forcing Drs to increase scheduled C-Sections to anticipate the higher acuity emergency clients. I remember being a coach for one of my sister during her first pregnancy, and the doctors not wanting to do ANY cuts-episiotomy, let alone a C-Section; when I was in my Maternity rotation, I saw physicians not bat an eye for a C-Section.
The system SURELY needs an overhaul, and it's not as simplistic as the article alludes...it's like, "all healthcare has to do is" mentality, when it negates the involvement of the care, which should be compensated; and I feel as though nurses should be compensated well.
As complex as ACA is; at least it provides a framework, we have the ability to tweak it as it goes along, at least it is a start.
The light at the end of my tunnel is at least I have recovered enough to keep my Medicare and have a great insurance plan that is reasonably priced. I would like my clients to have the same opportunity as I have, while not compromising nursing wages, and improving lives so they can afford to be healthy enough to come in on tune ups when needed, and better quality of life=increase in personal wealth.
Healthcare is a full-proof business...people will constantly need nursing, whether educating a pt on a med, Pathophysiology the WHY of all things in the body and reinforcing the interpretations of the medical team, skilled maintenance care; and providing the holistic nursing experience in order to improve the patients health. We will be here 24-7-365, regardless.