The right to healthcare is a basic human right. It is the prerogative of the government to provide medical services to its citizens. The particular government of the day has the mandate to allocate resources to the public health facilities all over the country and also make laws which will govern the health sector as a whole.
Women are one of the beneficiaries of healthcare services for they negotiate for their own health as well as that of their family. Due to the women’s reproductive health needs, they have a higher chance of health care problems and longer lifespan compared with men thereby making them to have complex healthcare systems.
The healthcare system provides a variety of services and they make women to have vested interest in it. Women access of care is influenced by a number of factors and therefore their analysis of the health policy cuts across the various sectors of healthcare financing and delivery system reforms to publicly financial health programs as well as the private sector efforts that contain costs and improve health.
In publicly funded programs, women are the major consumers of such programs like Medicare, Medicaid and welfare therefore making them part of the key stakeholder in the public policy debates about the effects of reforms to these programs. There are some critical issues for women and these are as a result of their low incomes thus affecting the availability and cost of care.
The women health policy is a good foundation which aims to provide policymakers, journalists, advocates and health practitioners with current analysis on the policies in health financing and delivery that affect women.
Women are likely to face barriers which put them at risk of experiencing challenges like being uninsured and being from the racial and ethnic minorities.
The primary activities conducted include conducting periodic surveys on women interaction with health care system, monitoring reforms under consideration in Washington and state capitals across a country, conducting research to document the impact of policies and to identify priority areas for women and finally briefing the policy makers and their staff on key trends and issues to inform current policy debates.
Role of the state or federal government in the policy.
The changing patterns of health care have caused debates over the growth of managed care and the role that government can play in providing solid healthcare standards.
The state should encourage its citizens to be innovative. This is by the avoidance of regularization rules. When things are regulated, they do not always work. Regularization leads to oppression to any incentives made. It is not easy to enforce law when the legal system of a country is broken.
Such a case is seen whereby corporations, organizations and citizens get around the law for they can afford the legal expense. Normally, the congress should lobby for all the citizens but instead, it’s lobbied and influenced by vested interests.
Government should make and enforce appropriate and fair rules for all. This is best done through allowing the consumers to drive the system. The most common mentioned social inequality is basically economic. People with low income and with health problems pay the same as high income people in a fee market system. Consequently, the economically disadvantaged pay a relatively larger share of their income for health costs.