The provision of health care services for patients, who suffer from serious health problems and who do not have financial resources or health insurance to cover health care costs, is essential because for patients from low-income families is not just the matter of physical well-being of patients but also and mainly the matter of survival of patients. In this respect, it is possible to refer to the case of the female patient suffering from the cancer. As she has the low income, she cannot afford paying for her treatment. In such a situation, the patient needs the support from the part of health care professionals and social workers.
In this regard, it is possible to apply different models that can help the patient to find effective ways of treatment. For instance, it is possible to refer to the brokerage model, which provides the patient with the possibility to obtain health care services on the ground of the choice of the most efficient health care program. In this regard, the patient can count on the health care programs funded by the state or the federal government. In this regard, it is worth mentioning Medicaid and Medicare as the most widely-spread programs that help patients to receive health care services. The brokerage model implies that the patient will receive a number of offers, among which the patient can choose the option that meets her financial position and her condition the most.
At the same time, it is possible to use the service management model. This model is quite effective in terms of the support of the patient in the course of the treatment. On the other hand, it is worth mentioning the fact that the service management model focuses on the provision of the patient with basic health care and social services she needs at the moment. To put it more precisely, the patients suffers from cancer. Therefore, she needs the immediate support from the health care professionals. However, as she does not have money to pay for her treatment and she cannot cover her health insurance, she needs the support that of health care professionals. In this regard, the service management model may be quite effective because it provides the patient with the possibility to receive basic health care services she needs at the moment.
In addition, it is possible to use the managed care model, which involves the use of the health care services that are managed by health care professionals and which are the most efficient for the patient at the moment. The managed care allows the patient to receive essential health care services, although their provision is limited because the patient receives health care services that she needs at the moment.
Thus, the three models suggested above can decrease the pressure of financial and social issues. On the other hand, patients need the support because often they do not support health care services.
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