Over the course of the past four weeks, the Medical Liaison officer has given the board a series of reviews on the state of healthcare in California. The board has learned about the hospitals, physicians, other providers, financial plans, and the influence of the federal government in the region. After all of these findings, this author has reached a conclusion regarding expansion into the region. It is the conclusion of the Medical Liaison officer that APHI should indeed spread into the California region. By giving an overview of California's healthcare history, the financial feasibility of going into California, and finally how the government in the region makes this initiative even better, the author will attempt to show the board how California is ripe with opportunity for healthcare expansion.
The History of Healthcare in California
For years it seems as if the State of California has tried to implement some kind of state run healthcare service. In the forties for example, California Governor Earl Warren proposed a payroll tax funded healthcare system. Though that failed, by the late forties, most businesses were offering healthcare incentives anyway. By the mid-sixties, it was providing Medicare and Medicaid to its citizens. The seventies and eighties saw a series of Medicare reforms in the state which refined the system more and by the nineties, California was one of the only states providing healthcare insurance information to its citizens. Finally move to 2010 in which San Francisco adopts a universal healthcare system in its city. After looking at this history we can now begin to decipher this for its usefulness.
[...] Finally move to 2010 in which San Francisco adopts a universal healthcare system in its city. After looking at this history we can now begin to decipher this for its usefulness. After looking at the state's healthcare history, one can begin to conclude that California has always had a need for some sort of large healthcare system. With near 38 million people, eighty percent who are already insured, this company can profit off of the near 8 million (Wilson) uninsured people. [...]
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[...] Finally the fourth paper, the Federal Role in Health Care examined the Federal government in relation to healthcare and if they were useful or not. While I did believe they were useful in the sense of providing incentives for doctors to locate themselves to rural and low income areas to provide medical services for individuals in those areas, like at the state level, I think their only purpose should be to foster competition to make coverage affordable to everyone. Yes they have the resources to provide healthcare to all. But the outcome would only continue to strain an already broken system. [...]
[...] Access plus health care initiative Abstract This report is a summary of all the findings of the Medical Liaison officer for the APHI board. This summary is meant to be a review of the feasibility of expanding into the California region. This report will review the history of healthcare in the region, the feasibility financial wise of expanding into the region, and finally how the government in the region has influenced the decision to expand into California. Refer to the appendix for previous findings. [...]
[...] The goal is provide for as many of the 8 million uninsured Californians as possible and quickly because if California begins to offer incentives (and they will, they don't have the money to provide for them) other insurance companies will vie for them too so it's best to have a presence in the state as soon as possible. Conclusion By looking at California's healthcare history, the numerous possibilities of making a profit in the state, and how the state government will contribute to making that possible, the Medical Liaison believes that expansion into the region would be the best logical step for APHI. The board has all the information it needs to avoid the mistakes of past healthcare providers and use the current condition in California to its advantage. [...]
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