2016 Apllicant – Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship
Amy Burt – Piqua, Ohio
The one thing that I would change, about the world today is the amount of funding that is given to medical facilities and physicians to help pay for the cost of uninsured or under insured individuals. In today’s society there are many individuals that refuse medical care or treatment because they know that their family cannot afford it. When it comes to a parent putting food on the table, or taking a child or their self to the Dr.’s office or the hospital, most parents would prefer to feed their kids over receiving treatment. Many individuals with a cancer diagnosis will go without treatment to spare their family of that added expense. Even though, there are treatments available, for many illnesses, the patient cannot afford them and the insurance will deny the procedures.
There are many young children that are put at the end of a list because their parents cannot afford a treatment to save their life. If the funding were available to pay to perform transplants, biopsies or micro surgery there would be more children walking out of the Children’s hospital. instead of parents hearing “We did everything we could to save your child.” In reality, if the funding was available there are many other options that would be available. If the child came from a wealthy family, drastic measures would be made to save that child, because the parents could afford to pay the bill.
I would change the medical funding to allow procedures and life saving procedures for everyone. Too many individuals cannot meet the requirements to obtain help to pay bills. The medical system in Canada is a country run system. I know, that it sounds great, but the wait list to see a specialist, can be long. The only fast way to see one right away is through private billing. Most individuals cross the US border to look for a specialist they can see in a month, while in Canada your appointment might take anywhere from six to nine months. Again, if you have money you can find a doctor immediately, in the states.
I do not have all the answers, to fix the heath care system, across the world. If we can begin with the United States and help educate medical professionals across the world it could prevent major health issues that can end up causing diseases in the states The under privilege countries can learn how to better take care of their needs to stay healthy. Some of the developed countries would be able to accept highly intelligent individuals, from under developed countries, and allow them into medical schools to increase the medical personnel in their homeland. The United States could also give internships and loan forgiveness for physicians that spend a year providing care in a country that is without medical care. The United States must start taking an active role in the health care system of the world. Once the United States begins to help these other countries, I believe that other countries will follow the lead.
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