The choice of Healthcare in America
The author wrote about the managed care program and its relationship with network restrictions (Emanuel par. 2). The author attempted to explain the two types of networks available to Americans under managed care. Americans, in general, seem to be highly divided along affordability lines on those who can afford the out of network plans and those who cannot afford the out of network plans. As the author indicated the insurance plans forcibly directed people toward certain insurance companies and not others. The author compared the suitability between in-network physicians with out-network charges (Emanuel par. 3).
Accordingly, with in-network physicians, hospitals facilitate the process but it is cost-effective compared to out-network physicians. However, being in an in-network cycle does not guarantee medication as hospitals usually direct their patients to other hospitals where they are charged expensively (Emanuel par. 1). For instance, the Colorado woman who was directed to see a doctor in Houston only was charged exorbitantly even before reaching the place.
The author also indicates that many people enter the affordable care program and some insurance companies are likely to offer narrow networks along with providers, who offer substandard services (Emanuel par. 4). However, the author indicates that there are about four ways of reassuring Americans that even if they are covered under a narrow network, they still will access quality care. First, authorities should ensure that adequate medical care practitioners are available. Second, the need for transparency in terms of the network to be chosen for patents. Third, there is a need to find ways of measuring networks and physicians in terms of quality (Emanuel par. 13). Fourth, the author indicates that insurance companies can perform well if they are ready to avoid a backlash.
Efforts being made to chase polio out of India
The article was written by Esha Chhabra. The author explored the aspect of polio in India and the efforts being made to eradicate it (Chhabra par. 1). The country has made strides and successes in terms of eradicating polio as the last case was discovered three years ago. The country attributes this success to a lot of investments both in terms of finances and efforts. For instance, the establishment of the national agency with many regional and city offices to facilitate the process of polio vaccination takes place almost four times a year (Chhabra par. 6).
In addition, the Indian government collaborates with W.H.O in setting up an infrastructure aimed at collecting information and data that helps in disease control. Another method that facilitates vaccination against polio in India includes setting up vaccination inaccessible points that are frequented by people, such as shops and kiosks. To be sure that every single child is not left out, officials leading the exercise usually place some marks on the nails of vaccinated children (Chhabra par. 5).
In case it is found that some children have not been vaccinated, health care officers are allowed to use all means including going from house to house to ensure that they have all been covered. When the vaccination exercise is kicked off, health care professionals are bound by at least two major objectives. The first one is to ensure that no child has missed. And the second one is to give an explanation as to why children have missed in case such cases take place.
Chhabra, Esha. An End to Polio in India?. 2014. Web.
Emanuel, Ezekiel. In Health Care, Choice Is Overrated. 2014. Web.