We have all heard the stories of the emergency room claim that cost $10,000 for a broken thumb, or the person who had to file bankruptcy from the huge bill while using a network outside of their HMO. To ensure robust competition in health care markets and protect patients, Pete will increase funding for federal antitrust authorities to empower them to review more mergers and equip them to bring enforcement cases against activity that harms competition and hurts health care workers.
That’s why I want to clarify what our teams are doing, why we’re doing it, and how it will help your healthcare providers—and you. The Health section focuses on women and child health besides various other topics such as sanitation, common diseases, policies and schemes, first aid and mental health.
Mental health, substance use disorder and problem gambling treatment program licensing and certification has transferred from DSHS to DOH. One in five Australians experience mental illness each year, and almost half of all people will experience issues with mental health in their lifetime.
Public health has been described as “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.” 49 It is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis.
People in developed countries with universal healthcare services have longer life expectancies than people in developed countries without universal healthcare. Eating properly allows us to maintain a healthy weight and keep undue stress off of our hearts; it also allows us to keep our blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the healthy range.