HCA 255 Topic 7 DQ 2
Consider a future health care need, such as medical issues from lack of gravity or deep-sea pressures. Are the current health care policies and laws able to provide access at a competitive cost and high quality? Provide an example in support of your answer.
It is a well-known fact that astronauts in space for prolonged periods of time face medical issues. These medical issues include some behavioral changes and an increased risk of cardio-vascular diseases due to lack of gravity. Unfortunately, it is also known that current laws provide very limited access to the private sector health insurance companies, which leaves the government with an overwhelming responsibility to provide health care to those who are sick or injured. This situation can easily be seen in the current environment where people are traveling into space, but fail to plan for what they might need in the future. Additionally, at this point in time it could be argued that deep-sea exploration has little financial gain, and therefore should not be a priority for our country or mankind as a whole. The United States will have to provide access at competitive prices and high quality if we want our major issue in space travel and deep sea exploration issues solved
As time progresses, our world has aligned itself with the advancement of technology. With so many possibilities and new solutions to everyday problems, there is no way to predict what the future may provide. In the coming years, or decades, advancements in health care options will be of great importance. If a person is living in space, they can only be treated at a hospital on earth if they require emergency health care. Currently, the laws governing emergency health care are very outdated; therefore, it is important that these laws are updated as soon as possible for the safety as well as legality of all individuals.
Health care is a big issue for astronauts due to the lack of gravity and extreme pressure. For example, astronauts will start getting gray hair after going into space. So if we ever do get to colonize Mars, health care will be a hard thing to figure out. It’s hard to imagine a world where we would charge $10,000 for one aspirin. But in the world of space travel, that might be the case.
Very few people have difficulty with space exploration activities, except those who are medically ill.
Last month I was treated for a broken arm on the ISS (International Space Station). It happened when I tripped over the vacuum cleaner debris in the airlock. Unfortunately, this wasn ‘ t new debris. When I first arrived on station, we found a big piece of ceramic floating outside the ISS. I gave it to Mission Control since they were typically worried about pieces of the station breaking off, but asked them to keep an eye on it.
Consider a future health care need such as medical issues from lack of gravity or deep-sea pressures. Are the current health care policies and laws able to provide access at a competitive cost and high quality? Provide an example in support of your answer.