Long And Short Term Health Considerations
As the overall wellness of the population is being addressed through the process of health care reform, it is also becoming apparent that care disparities are deeply tied to socio-economic circumstances. This can include:
- The inability to afford care
- The inability to access care (ie. lack of community resource or health service providers)
- Poor communication with care providers and certain populations
- Specific population needs, including management medications and behavioral health interventions
- Unidentified health risks in communities
The actual result of these factors is that large portions of the population have been essentially overlooked for wellness needs.
Addressing these problems has essentially led to two main points of focus in reform. One is specifically targeted at managing costs, while the other is more deeply tied to promoting wellness through expansion of specific care needs and education that encourages patient empowerment. However, both of these factors are still linked, since empowerment and personal responsibility can also be challenged by economic constraints.
The Right To Be Well
This also addresses the issue of affordability for long term health, since the ability to gain access to prescription medications can also mean the difference between managing a condition and managing a disability. This is especially true as newer drugs for Hep C and other chronic diseases are emerging on the market, providing individuals with greater options and possible control over the course of treatment.
The issue that is most prevalent in addressing health disparities still appears to return to costs. At USA Rx, our pharmacy discount card can provide a viable means for people to take greater control over long and short term health, regardless of a pre-existing condition or being underinsured. The discount card has no associated fees and is applicable for a range of medication assistance that can include chronic and acute conditions.
By signing up for the USA Rx pharmacy discount card today, you can begin to take greater responsibility for your wellness, by reducing the cost disparity that may be keeping you from the medicine you need.