We pay more federal , and state taxes.
Hopefully some of those taxes are used to help my fellow US citizens.
I care about all my citizens not just those in my community or in my state.
I highly value good health care and I think everyone should have access to good healthcare.
I especially like the fact that the ACA has a lot of preventative healthcare with no co pay included in the plan.
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.
Since the ACA was passed more doctors have computerized records. More patients can monitor their lab results online and communicate with their doctors online. Hospitals and nurses use the computers bedside to make sure the correct patient is receiving the correct meds at the correct dosage. Duplicate tests are being elimated since nurses and doctors can view the results on previous tests even when those tests were taken out of state.
This article also tells more quality results from the ACA
The field of quality measurement is at a critical juncture. The Affordable Care Act (ACA)—which mentions “quality measures,” “performance measures,” or “measures of quality,” 128 times—heightened an already growing emphasis on quality measurement. With so much focus on quality, the resource burden on health care providers of taking and reporting measures for multiple agencies and payers is significant.
Furthermore, the field itself is being transformed with the continued adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). Traditional measures are largely based on administrative or claims data. The increased use of EHRs create the opportunity to develop sophisticated electronic clinical quality measures (eQMs) leveraging clinical data, which when linked with clinical decision support tools and payment policy, have the potential to improve quality and decrease costs more dramatically than traditional ones.
Innovative electronic measures on the horizon include “delta measures” calculating changes in patient health over time and care coordination measures for the electronic transfer of patient information (i.e., hospital discharge summary or consultant note successfully transmitted to the primary care physician). Additionally, traditional data abstraction methodologies for clinical data require labor intensive, chart review processes, which would be eliminated if data could be electronically extracted.
The Melody Of Quality Measures: Harmonize And Standardize
Last edited by minnie616; 07-01-15 at 02:23 PM.
Do you realize that you are buying the leftwing rhetoric that the Federal Govt. does things cheaper. Once an entitlement program is created it never goes away and always increases in cost. If you want to truly control costs do it at the state level and in conjunction with things that actually will benefit healthcare costs such as tort reform. You have to realize that ACA doesn't do a thing about quality but rather simply buys votes by gaining access. Anyway the uninsured costs are mostly paid for by the state not the Federal taxpayers.