health care access

health care access

Social medicine The ability of a person to receive health care services, which is a function of
1. Availability of personnel and supplies and.
2. Ability to pay for those services.
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Amerigroup Texas helps improve health care access and quality for approximately 850,000 Texans by developing innovative care management programs and services.
The facility will provide close-to-home health care access and resources for patients in the region.
As it stands, women face disproportionate political, social and financial barriers to health care access. Their out-of-pocket costs are consistently higher than men's, primarily due to noncoverage or limits on sexual and reproductive health services, and they are often prevented by law or custom from obtaining care.
At CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Maria Harris Tildon has been responsible for shepherding $608 million in community investments through grants and contributions to public health care access. Of those funds, $18 million were allocated to programs working to strengthen maternal and child health, a passion of Tildon's throughout her career.
It has made VA health care more convenient, reduced travel times, and allowed quick and easy health care access from any mobile or web-based device.
The NACDS Access Agenda maintains that just as pharmacies provide health care access to patients every day, pharmacy stands ready to provide access to health policy solutions on pressing issues.
Several health care access measures were assessed, including a usual source of care, foregone medical care (i.e, "unable to get medical care, tests, or treatments a respondent or a doctor believed to be necessary"), delayed medical care (i.e, "delayed medical care, tests, or treatments a respondent or a doctor believed to be necessary"), or unable to get necessary prescription drugs (i.e, "unable to obtain prescription medicines a respondent or a doctor believed to be necessary").
The bill would address deficiencies in data collection and reporting, advocate for culturally appropriate health care, improve health workforce diversity, improve health care access and address mental health, among other actions.
Honorees have demonstrated outstanding support of the community health-center model and are committed to increasing health care access for all, regardless of the ability to pay, and to public service with a willingness to help communities improve health access.
The new policy states that optimal health for all (health equity) is a goal toward which the AMA will work by advocating for health care access, research and data collection, and promoting equity in care.
"This program is a significant step in our effort to link families to the health care access they need," Murphy said.
Premise Health is a direct health care access company that delivers quality, access and value through more than 600 health and wellness centers in 44 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

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