I am looking for some to respond to my classmates discussion post. The responses need to be at least 75 words per response and this needs to be completed by 10pm eastern time tonight November 12, 2016. All classes are related the health care.
The Discussion Question:
The Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) provides a broad list of preventive services to all beneficiaries, regardless of other coverage.
See the list at: https://www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-benefits/
Choose one of these items and explain, in detail, why this preventive service is important to maintaining the good health of all individuals.
I Feel it is important for Children and adults to get vaccinated form birth through life. Although there are many people who Think vaccines are not a good thing, they can actually be very beneficial through one life. For example the Chicken pox vaccine can help protect a child from getting chicken pox as well as getting shingles later in life. When a child gets the chicken pox the shingles virus is held dormant inside their bodies until later in life, which is also why the Zostavax Vaccine is beneficial to an elderly person to cut the chance of getting shingles. Shingles can be very painful, and go undetected at first. Working in a pharmacy i have seen different examples of what this can do to a persons body and how it looks. After talking to Patients that have had it then get te vaccine they say i wish i knew about the vaccine before. The rash that shingles forms is very painful and varies in size and color.
I have Focused on just Chicken pox and Shingles. But there are many needed vaccines. Being a diabetic i can say that i need to get the Flu Vaccine and also boosters on pneumonia, along with Hepititus B. Due to a weakened immune system.
Alcohol misuse screening and counseling is a preventative service that is important to maintaining the good health of all individuals. Reducing the intake of alcohol will have many health benefits to the an individual including lower blood pressure, lower risk of injury, heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancer, and liver problems. Drinking too much alcohol can also cause a weight increase which could lead to obesity. All these health problems as well as the social issues and the financial costs of drinking too much alcohol are reasons why preventative measures can improve health and save money in the long term
The Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 means that health care plans must cover screening and counseling for alcohol misuse, and depending on the type of insurance you have there may be no cost to the patient. Early detection of problems with alcohol misuse is so important to preventing further problems and minimizing the impact that it may have on close family. There is a lot of advice on the Internet about seeking help for alcohol misuse and the guidelines are very clear on how much is too much. There are also local support groups to help, but it is always dependent on the individual wanting to help themselves.
There should be 2 responses. 1 to each of my classmate answer