MEDICAL EXPANSION IN TEXAS 1
MEDICAL EXPANSION CONDITION IN THE STATE OF TEXAS
Thispaper is a description of the medical state of Texas State, thestatus of medical expansion, and the decisions of how therepresentatives have planned to support the medical development. Thecontemporary Texas is among the twenty states that are not expanding.This paper discusses the effects of the expansion of the medicalstatus of the state and the consequences of not developing it. I havealso discussed some ways in which I could assist help the developmentof medical condition even though the general assembly have notallowed to its expansion.
Regardless of the medical development challenges in Texas, there isan increasing number of population that supports medical expansion.About 91 percent of the Texas population believes that it isimportant to improve healthcare services. However, it is sad thattheir interests and views are not the same as the Texas Republicanleaders like Gov. Greg Abbott and Rick Perry. They are firmly againstthe program. The Democrats and advocates who support the programdefend themselves by saying that Texas is acting foolishly byrefusing billions of dollars that could cover much more people(Evelyn, & Chris, (2015)
Leaders who are against the expansion program argues that they cannotbe moved by any study whatsoever because they believe that theMedicaid program only provide little standard quality care at a veryhigh cost, and this affects taxpayers who in turn will pay hightaxes. They claim that they want to implement a better program thanMedicaid that only addresses the unique healthcare of the Texaspeople in the wrong way. There are rumors that the nominee DonaldTrump is calling to dismantle the Care Act due to its cost. However,Hillary Clinton, a Democrat says she will continue the healthcareprogram and expand it (Sommers, Maylone, & Nguyen, 2014).
Therefore, I suggest that the consideration of medical development inthis region would help low-income individuals to acquire betterhealthcare services. In this case, investing on human capital inbuilding of roads and universities will secure our future healthcareservices. The central government of Texas is, therefore, required tofocus back on the medical development and to consider long-termcycles that strive far into future. Evelyn and Chris asserts that,the States are going to lose a lot if they do not invest in theMedicaid program (Evelyn & Chris, 2015).
The chief goal of the medical expansion program is to provide healthinsurance to the uninsured people so that they can acquire betterhealthcare services (Tomlinson, 2016). Through partnerships, theState can offer health insurance covers to the uninsured. Citizens inmy state would hence be a significant position in medicaldevelopment. I believe that merging outcome of Medicaid developmentand health insurance will countermand what has been intriguing publicinvestments.
The absence of medical development would hinder new innovative rolesand instead make the advanced nurses go for cheaper parts and workoverboard, which causes a lot of pressure in work. Lack of expansioncould result in limited salary increase and reduced benefits fornurses majorly because low-income people will be affected and willnot be able to pay for and obtain their healthcare. Furthermore, itcould lead to loss of job because of few medical facilities(Crawford, & McMahon, 2014)
The state should reconsider undertaking the expansion intoconsideration for the betterment of its future people. A good medicalstandard of a state enables a healthy people and strong progress.
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Evelyn, E., & Chris H. (2015) Medical expansion is proving to bea negative bargain for states. New Obamacare enrollees haveexceeded estimates band threaten swamp budgets
Sommers, B. D., Maylone, B., & Nguyen, K. (2014) Health Affairs.The effect of state policies on ACA applications and enrollment amonglow-income adults in Texas
Tomlinson (2016) Houston Chronicle. Texans suffer when the pooradults don’t have health insurance.