Healthcare is one of the most important institutions in ensuring that members of the society have the needed physical and mental ability to undertake activities that are central to sustenance and development in humans.
The role of the government in ensuring that services and programs that have been developed to address various aspects of healthcare management and service provision are well addressed is mainly out of the obligation that it has for the people or the society that it governs.
The role of the government in healthcare provision is one of the widely discussed issues in healthcare. Reductions in government budgetary allocations to essential services for instance education and healthcare is often considered a failure and may even be translated as disregard for issues that affect the society.
The role of the government in the society is to ensure that all systems work in harmony and contribute to ensuring that the needs of the society are addressed and developments made in various sectors. Tax collection and other systems that governments use to collect revenues are all dependent on the levels of performance that can be attained by individuals within the society.
Consider the A Plus Program which is aimed at intensive partnering among high schools, community colleges, businesses, communities, labor organization, students and even parents with the goal of making sure students gain motivation and knowledge that is relevant to success both in and out of high school (Greene, 2001).
The program seeks to ensure that members of the society have the skills required to be able to deal with challenges presented by the society. The effect that it has had on ensuring high levels of awareness on communicable diseases, developing personal skills that are important to overall personal and professional development and its role in developing awareness on health issues for instance reproductive health and drugs makes it an important avenue through which health challenges facing high school students or teens can effectively be addressed (Greene, 2001).
The role of such services in ensuring that future nurses and members of the society are armed with skills and awareness on health makes it an important social tool to healthcare management efficiency. It is thus due to the same reasons for funding healthcare that the government funds programs like A Plus.
Without programs like A Plus the healthcare system which is already burdened with multiple health issues may have been forced to channel considerable resources to healthcare management.
Healthcare management as a vital system would have been quite ineffective owing to the magnitude of the tasks involved in ensuring that all issues relating to healthcare are addressed (Jonas, 2007). This is due to the pressure that it will be placed on and the nature of healthcare provision where all social stakeholders have to be involved in ensuring that all health issues are effectively addressed.
Owing to the vital role that the systems play in ensuring that the role of the government in addressing challenges that the society is faced with is done effectively, it is not only ethical but also objective for the government to support such programs as a way of reimbursing their efforts.
Reimbursement is also brought out if the relationship between healthcare and education as social systems is considered. Though the two may be different their interactions is vital to development in either; government sponsored scholarships to healthcare specialist and involvement in development of medical schools point to this awareness (Greene, 2001).
The programs have proven as being effective in ensuring that students gain skills that are relevant to their professional and personal development. This is the same goals that governments seeks in supporting education and providing scholarships to practicing medics; the programs thus aid in ensuring that the goal of the government is effectively carried out thus the need for reimbursement.
The A Plus Program was developed by state laws with a clear objective of ensuring that student have skills required to gain further knowledge and apply their skills in practice while mitigating threats they are faced with. Owing to the nature of its formation as a legal entity within state laws, it us upon the government to ensure that it supports such programs not just out of the contribution it makes to the society but also to uphold the constitution.
A Pus Programs just like American citizens is entitled to protection by the central government due to its status as a program under existing legal statutes (Kovner, Knickman, & Jonas, 2008).
The existence of programs like A Plus does little if they do not impact on the society. Interaction with the society is central to ensuring that the goals of A Plus Programs are attained. Owing to awareness on the importance of the role played by such services the government has to ensure that they are provided with the required demand.
The financial incentives that are offered by A Plus Programs attract a large number of students who then gain relevant knowledge; the same can be said of the advantage that A Plus students have over others due to set requirements. These requirements can be traced to government policies and regulations relating to healthcare practice and training.
There is no doubt on the role played by the government in ensuring that health needs of the society are addressed. The role of the government in developing demand, ensuring reimbursement and entitlement are brought out clearly in its interaction with programs aimed at ensuring the needs of the society are met.
Any objective government must be appreciative of social systems and programs for without their intervention there is little that can be attained in ensuring that social needs are effectively addressed.
Greene, J.P. (2001). An Evaluation of the Florida A-Plus Accountability and School Choice Program. Boston, MA: Harvard University Publisher.
Jonas, S. (2007). Introduction to the U.S. health care system. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Kovner, A.J., Knickman, J., & Jonas, S. (2008). Jonas and Kovner’s Health Care Delivery in the United States. (9th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.