How Politics is Affecting Healthcare in America?

The number of scientific research on the social inequalities in the healthcare has been increased exponentially in the recent years. However, the effect of the policies and political pressures on the health care and the social inequalities in health services has rarely been studied by any of the authors.

Many conceptual frameworks have been used to understand the relationship between the politics and healthcare services, but, the attempt to show the expansion of the politics over the healthcare always turns the table, due to which the societies are facing the inequalities in the services and factors related to the health services.

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Details about the political influences in Healthcare

The role of the ideologies, public relations regarding the implementation as well as conception of the public policies, in general, the health policies in particular, are always the object of many studies and had put in the spotlight of the public debates whenever the country hold the election, electoral campaigns or the radical reforms.

The researchers have analyzed the general facts and figures based on the 2012 survey of the personal experience and attitude with the healthcare taken from the 1,500 Americans. The investigation was about the perceived expertise of the people in the healthcare costs and quality of services, emphasizes the viewpoints mainly on the hospitalization as well as on the other factors due to the illness or disabilities.

According to the surveys, when participants were asked for the reasons for negligence or the problems in the healthcare systems, the answers were quite identical among the people. The most familiar idea that came into the limelight regarding the treatment decisions and other issues are mainly related to the government regulations and influence of political factors in managing the quality of services in the healthcare.

The excessive management of the government policies is cited as the essential factor for the problems associated with the healthcare quality by the one-fourth of ‘healthy’ verses two-third of healthy Republicans. But, the observation of the survey report is quite different in the ‘sick’ group as there is no difference in the regulation of the services, where both the Republicans as well as the Democrats cited regulation as one of the essential factors.

There is no difference in the personal satisfaction with the healthcare quality and services among the ‘sick’ respondents where more than 80 percent of the Democrats as well as the Republicans are satisfied with the healthcare services in the United States. The Democrats and the Republicans differ in their respective views on the services provided by the healthcare, as per the survey reports.

The outcomes of the results of the one-time survey and the self-reported healthcare experience a significant difference in the objectives of the quality of services. The countries are mostly running or governed by the liberal parties that didn’t promote the services related to the healthcare services, which is supported in other countries except United States along with the public expenditure of the 24 percent of the GDP for the social services and 5.8 percent of GDP for the health.