Changes in Medicaid policy could impact nurses working with patients who are low income and require more frequent appointments or resources not covered by the current system. Medicare rates can also be affected by changes, resulting in higher prices for some procedures and medications. This could affect the quality of health care provided to patients.
The government’s decisions affect our daily lives as individuals through such programs as Social Security Disability Benefits, which can provide either short-term or long-term assistance depending on the individual circumstance. Other government initiatives, such as tax credits to cover medical expenses during pregnancy and adoption can also help individuals access the medical care that they require when necessary while keeping their budget in check. These elements create an environment in which nurses are required to stay informed about the constantly changing policies to be able to deliver optimal care, even if they face challenging situations due to the limited resources from external sources such as insurance companies and governmental organisations.