Current health articles are mentioning the latest in the world of obesity. Organized interventions to improve health based on the principles and procedures developed through the health sciences are provided by practitioners trained in medicine , nursing , nutrition , pharmacy , social work , psychology , occupational therapy , physical therapy and other health care professions Clinical practitioners focus mainly on the health of individuals, while public health practitioners consider the overall health of communities and populations.
Although the ACA requires that insurers in the individual market sell insurance to all applicants without surcharging them for pre-existing conditions or their medical histories, there are many ways for insurers to discourage sicker patients from signing up — for instance, they can drop certain drugs from their prescription formularies or assemble narrow physician networks that skimp on certain specialties.
The House Republican legislation, which was released last week , would repeal major parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law It would scrap the income-based tax credits that helped people pay for coverage, end the penalty for people who do not have health insurance and phase out the expansion of Medicaid that has brought coverage to millions of people.
In health care, this has critical implications: who gets care, how much they get, how we pay for it. But there’s little hard data on exactly who benefits and how large the effects can be. A new study illuminates the ways these political dynamics can change congressional and hospital behavior — and how they can increase health care costs for the rest of us.
Thus, if what I would consider an enlightened state decided to keep all the coverage benefits of Obamacare — covering preexisting conditions; no price discrimination based on age, gender or health status; benefit requirements — that state’s healthier residents could get inferior, cheaper coverage elsewhere, making coverage more expensive for everyone else in the state.