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US Health Care Reforms

According to Woodside &McClam, (2011), the phenomenon of health care is fundamental to all Americans. Americans need access to perfect heath care regardless of their race or status in society. The existence of this health Act appears to address thisissue. Ethics in the health care department of US are equally fundamental because they provide guidance when political conflicts arise. Diverse political consequences that affect the issue of ethics in health care are multifaceted. This implies that there the creation of any political policy on health should focus on the impact of the same policies to all Americans. Reforms in the Public Health Act will save several Americans from experiencing the political consequences that come with the implementation of the policy.

The creation of the Public Health Act was to solve emerging health issues that seemed to present intense challenges to America. The enactment of this Act was in 1944, but there have been numerous amendments on the same. The political consequences of this Act are attributable to the amendments that the Act has undergone. Some of these political consequences of this Act are largely related to ethical issues. The current amendment focuses on empowering public health officers on their responses to emergencies and dates to 2010 (Woodside&McClam, 2011).

The first political consequence of this Act is about fairness of Americans who need desirable health care. For example, the Act seems to empower health care official to conduct modern inspections on health issues. This is unfair because the Act does not provide adequate guidance on suitable conduct of the inspection. There are chances of the same health care officials overlooking certain parts of America that do not appear significant. This section of the Act equally interferes with international affairs. This is because it makes foreigners assume that America is a discriminatory nation even in its formulation of significant health policies (Hamowy, 2007).

The Act does not offer clarity if there will be provision of adequate incentives for the public health officers. This implies that health department of US government seems ineffective in the allocation of suitable resources (Scott, 2010). It would be unethical for legislation of a non-functional policy. All the political consequences that seem to challenge the perfect implementation of this Act need to be addressed. The focus on its economic impact on America is equally fundamental. This is because there is inappropriate setting of health priorities. Such aspects of the Act need to receive adequate support for all Americans to benefit and in turn enjoy suitable health care (Faria, 1998).

The components of this Act seem to favor specific groups who appear to be more influential in America. These groups include powerful politicians and other business executives who could afford any medical care for themselves and their families. The Act also seems unfair to the middle class Americans who struggle to access desirable medical care (Friedman, 2001). The clause in the Act that gives pubic health care officials power to offer responses inmedical emergencies is discriminating largely. There are no limitations as to what extent the officialscan go while offering the immediate medical response. This implies that the response is compromised and in turn can never be immediate as it is supposed to be (Woodside &McClam, 2011).

However, there still needs more intense reforms that will ensure have maximum benefits from this Act.Suggestions for reforms that could benefit from this Act include the following elements. Elimination of certain components of the Act that appear unnecessary to the citizenry of America is acceptable. For example, any section of the Act that seems to encourage unfair health provision to certain social classes must be abolished. This will save American from spending so much money on the issue of health care. The money that would be saved from the reforms on Public Health Act will be used in further development of America (Rixon, 2000).

Other suggestions for reforms in the Public Health Act include education of all relevant policy makers. The policy makers need an education on the impact of their policies in all Americans. This implies that the policy makers need to engage in an analysis of the impact of their policies on diverse Americans before recommending that they be implemented. The education of the policy makers should also include additional training of fundamental economic issues in America. This will ensure that any created Acts in America consider all the necessary and relevant ideals of the American citizenry (Behsudi, 2010).

Implementation of suggested reforms will ensure that there is maximum protection of Americans from mortality and poor health. All the current medical advances should be used in the implementation of medial policies. This will encourage more innovations that could help America reduce the amount it spends on medical care of its citizenry. There needs to be consideration of diverse perspectives on medical care of practitioners and researches in American medical care (Snyder &Stampfli, 2012).

Ethical consideration of all existing medical policies helps in the reduction of conflicts and unfair political consequences from the same policies (Garland & Stull). There also needs to be a fulfillment of several societal obligations that relate to medical health.For example, fairness is an obligation that all medical policy makers need to consider. Democratic processes could ensure that there is consideration of the US economy in the creation of all health policies.

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