Heal People not Money: Promote Social Justice for Health Related Services
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When we go to hospitals, we always have to pay our bills. We have to pay these bills first, in order to be treated. But there are times, specially in emergencies we tend to be short of money if not out of it.
So in those emergencies, when patients are in deep need to be treated but do not have the money, what are the outcomes? Folks, this ain't new to us, social injustice is never a new trend. We either get shoddy treatment or nothing at all.
When patients lack sufficient health care insurance, financial matters become integrally intertwined with biomedical considerations in the process of clinical decision making. With a growing medically indigent population, clinicians may be compelled to bend billing or reimbursement rules, lower standards, or turn patients away when they cannot afford the costs of care. This article focuses on 3 types of dilemmas that clinicians face when patients cannot pay for needed medical services: (1) whether to refer the individual to a safety net provider, such as a public clinic; (2) whether to forgo indicated tests and therapies because of cost; and (3) whether to reduce fees by fee waivers or other adjustments in billing.
Clinicians' responses to these dilemmas impact on quality of care, continuity, safety net providers, and the liability risk of committing billing violations or offering nonstandard care.
An 11-month-old baby died Monday in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, a province in the southern Philippines, after she was refused admission to a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). And the cause of refusal is that of not enough money for the deposit and additional fees.
See here for full details:/manila/news/baby-zamboanga-del-sur-dies-allegedly-refused-access-hospital-icu/
Truly our world has turned into a world of speaking moneys. At times we must remind ourselves, that the best treatment is given to those who needs it the most, not the ones who can pay for it.
11-month-old so young! She should've have been able to taste her childhood, she should've have been able to dream, to be happy, to live.
Humans are the one in need of saving, of treatment, not money.
If these continues, with today's poverty,soon enough we'd all be crawling for treatments without much of fortune in our hands.When it happens, we all,may end up like Baby Chelsey. Denied of treatment, of hope to live, that a human being deserves.
Which is why we are here, using words to voice out one of the rampant ailment of the world, and in hopes for you to hear.
People of the world stand with us,promote social justice in health related services.
Heal people not money, HEAL THE WORLD!
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