Professional standard care refers to the mandate to diligently provide quality and standard care according to the knowledge and skills acquired in training (Khalil at el., 2017). The affordable care act addresses health issues to enhance comprehensive care. The act implements the health care provisions in the following ways: insurance coverage expansion; the act lays outlaws that ensure that their respective employees cover everyone. The government expanded Medicaid to cater to the poor who could not meet insurance charges.
The act protects citizens from being overcharged by insurance companies, by regulating increases in premiums, rescinding coverage, and exclusion some medical conditions from coverage (Béland at el., 2019). The act aims at raising quality and system results; resources are deployed to help in research, technology, and various projects that enhance care. Health workers’ welfare is promoted in the act; they are therefore motivated when providing health care.
For improvement, the public health development needs the following enactments: establishing a mass public health education program. This program will enlighten the public on various aspects like insurance and medical care rights and equips them with relevant health knowledge concerning diseases, prevention, and control. This, in turn, will reduce ailing cases. Though ensured by employees, there should be laws ensuring the workers’ health is protected from any biological, chemical, and radiological hazardous that may risk one’s health.
Though the Bible does not address healthcare directly, there are biblical aspects regarding health. The Bible urges Christians to maintain their bodies and be cautious of any harm by taking sleep, exercise, and good food (Gese, 2018). The Bible also encourages people to help the less fortunate in society; this promotes health insurance coverage (New Revised Standard Version, Galatians 6.2). In the biblical teachings, Jesus was healing the sick and calling more to him, and this act explains the concept of seeking medical treatment from the hospital.
Béland, D., Rocco, P., & Waddan, A. (2019). Policy feedback and the politics of the Affordable Care Act. Policy Studies Journal, 47(2), 395-422.
Gese, H. (2018). Essays on biblical theology. Wipf and Stock Publishers.
Khalil, H., Bell, B., Chambers, H., Sheikh, A., & Avery, A. J. (2017). Professional, structural and organisational interventions in primary care for reducing medication errors. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10).
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