Health care -Coverage v/s Cost.
Added on - 13 Sep 2019
Health care -Coverage v/s Cost
SummaryHealth care markets in the world are most expensive in McAllen throughout the world. All themedical institutes there have all the advanced updates of technology yet there is no as suchevidence to suggest that the treatment they facilitate are better than anywhere else since theannual reports that the hospitals submit with Medicare have shown that McAllen and El Pasohave comparable technologies. Nor does the care given in McAllen stand out for its quality.McAllen five largest hospitals performed worse on average than El Paso’s as per Medicare’sreporting.Over the period of time there has been the shift in the fundamentals in the patterns of practicingmedicine from a noble profession, now it has turned out to be the business to make profits.However, the biggest problem in McAllen has been the overuse of medical care. This is becauseof American’s belief that for most of the things more is better- more diagnostic testing, morehospital treatment, more surgery and more home care. But research suggests that more demandfor medicine make the case actually worse.Physicians who receive the fee for their services, as well as a part of hospital's profits from thetests and surgeries, get tempted to over-order. Another study by Fisher has shown that patients inhigh-cost areas have fewer chances to receive low-cost preventive services.The costs are highbecause of careless governance, the accumulative decision of doctors to decide the order forservices and treatments. Providing health care require experts, expensive equipment, andmaterials as well as huge amount of synchronization.According to me,the solution to higher medical cost is that whether its government or privateinsurer, someone has to take charge for the totality of care for an extensive level coverage.