The Perfect Healthcare System
A perfect healthcare system would obviously exist whereby we assume there are no challenges that come in the way as the different aspects of the system are put in place. In the US, a perfect system would aim at reducing the gross domestic product on health services, be able to reach all the citizens equally, be affordable and be able to increase the life expectancy. The system will address how healthcare services will be accessible by all the patients any time and how to implement the system. Healthcare should be considered a basic human right because each person gets unwell at least once in a lifetime.
The perfect healthcare system that I implement will enable all the people to access medical facilities. In this system, all public hospitals and dispensaries will offer these facilities whenever they are in demand. All those employed will be required to obtain an insurance cover that is supposed to be paid for each month through the check-off system. This insurance cover will be paid for according to one’s income whereby those earning more will have to pay more for their covers. This funds will be in return be used to fund the medication in different hospitals even for those who are not employed (Sturmberg & Martin, 2013). The government should make an allocation of funds to facilitate the medical access of the physically challenged and the mentally challenged.
The government should form specific insurance companies that will offer medical covers and also make sure all the employed have taken these covers. The insurance companies will implement a superfluous check-off system which will enable them to receive their funds directly from the employers. The government can also consider creating more job opportunities for the unemployed to help raise the revenues for facilitating this program. Whenever one is employed, they should submit their employment details which will enable the insurance companies to work properly (Blank, Burau & Kuhlmann, 2017). Medical covers given to the employed should be able to cover their families such as wife/husband and children.
Primary care implementation will be one of the best techniques to provide medical healthcare to the aged, physically challenged and the mentally challenged. These services include coming up with evening centers where medical facilities are provided for smaller versions of illness such as flu. These centers will be located in all parts of the country near residential places and also in rural places (Barjis, Kolfschoten & Maritz, 2013). There will be special vehicles that transport the patients to these clinics for medical check-up and medication. Also there will be mobile clinics where special trucks with nurses and doctors are always in transit.
Price control will be implemented on services after a proper audit has been taken. This audit will be able to determine those services in which the patients are overcharged. There will be a maximum price charged on each service so as these services are accessible to all the patients. When price control is applied, there will be reduced malice within the hospitals and other medical facilities thus there will be a regular salary structure (Ashrafi, Kelleher & Kuilboer, 2014). There will be defined salary for each and every individual and also the incomes for the hospitals and other similar facilities will be regular.
In conclusion, the healthcare system can be a perfect one if it enhances accessibility. The best way to decrease the cost of drugs is by reducing the taxation on drugs which are imported and also those that are manufactured locally. Also price controls must be applied to drug companies. This applies to the overpriced drugs whose actual prices are determined through research. These drugs companies will be encouraged through reduced taxation on drugs to develop more medicinal drugs that will help in treatment. In order to reduce administration costs, there will be the factor of merging of roles. Individuals who are able to merge roles will be employed thus the number of employees will reduce.
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