Health insurance is a critical part of our economy. It helps everyone from the owner of a small business to low-income families get access to quality health care. But what about nursing? Can nurses use their knowledge and skills in order to help shape how health insurance works?
Health insurance helps everyone.
Health insurance is a part of our social fabric. It’s the foundation on which our healthcare system rests and allows people to access the care they need, regardless of their ability to pay for it.
Health insurance has helped make sure that everyone can get the treatment they need—and that includes nurses like you! You might not think about it as much when applying for health insurance, but without this coverage, you would be unable to afford some treatments or medications if something were wrong with your body.
Health insurance is an important part of the economy.
Health insurance is an important part of the economy. It’s a big employer, consumer and spender on advertising.
If you don’t have health insurance, your employer may be able to provide it for you in some cases, but most people can’t afford it all by themselves—and if they try to buy their own policies on their own, they’ll end up paying much more than the cost of their premiums combined with what their employers contribute (which could be anywhere from nothing at all).
So we think that everyone should have access to affordable health care coverage through Medicare or Medicaid as soon as possible—but we know there are some who disagree: Senator Rand Paul has said he doesn’t want any expansion at all; Representative Mark Walker wants states like North Carolina where he lives not only allowed but required by law (not just allowed) expand Medicaid under Obamacare too; Governor John Kasich wants Ohio’s governor not only allowed but required by law (not just allowed) expand Medicaid under Obamacare too; Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has said she doesn’t want any expansion at all!
Nursing plays a role in health insurance.
Nursing plays a role in health insurance. Nurses are the front line of health care and are often the first people to notice changes in your health that may be related to your coverage. They can help patients understand their insurance, especially if you have questions about how it works or what kind of coverage you have now.
Insurance policies affect nursing and nursing affects it too
The relationship between health insurance and nursing is an interesting one. Nursing’s effect on the policy is not as obvious as it seems, but there are some key points to consider.
For one thing, because of its role in caring for patients with chronic conditions and providing access to healthcare for all Americans (except those who can afford private insurance), nursing has always been a key component of our national health care system. It was also through this lens that we began making changes to our coverage policies in order to meet changing needs and demands from patients:
We hope this blog post has given you a better understanding of the role that nursing plays in health insurance. There are so many ways that insurance impacts nursing, both directly and indirectly, but we can’t do it justice in just one blog post! If you want more information on how policies affect nurses and nursing students alike, check out our upcoming webinar.