Should CESB continue if Canada enters a second wave of the Coronavirus?
Many students were thrilled when CESB provided them with $1250 for four months as it was very difficult to find a job during the first wave of the Pandemic. Near the end of summer, we had less cases, stores and restaurants were starting to open up and all of us Canadians were excited to continue our regular lives. However, September has shown a recent spike of cases in Canada which might be the second wave of the coronavirus. This could lead to stores and restaurants closing down once more, more jobs disappearing, more people being fired. Should the government provide another round of CESB for students?
individuals are required to pay co-insurance instead of regular co-payment. All of these implications have helped slow the long-term growth of medical expenses but in doing so we have lost the use of effective medications. Many individuals in American admit to not taking their prescription drugs as they were told to because they simply cannot afford them. In other studies, patients were prescribed a more expensive brand name drug rather than the cheaper generic drug and there was less compliance seen. As a consequence, “Nonadherence due to all causes has been established to contribute to $105 billion unavoidable health care costs annually” (Kesselheim et al). Another consequence includes the use of coupons to reduce the price for drug costs which may initially seem like a good idea but in the end increases healthcare spending. The use of coupons will most likely leave the insurer choosing the higher priced drug. This has become rather common for the costly brand name drugs even when there’s less expensive generic drug alternatives available. Within healthcare budgets, many components within often have to be decreased or increased. States with more costly drugs in the Medicare programs often have to reduce other services or increase health care eligibility requirements. For example, there are several states with Medicare programs that have policies that restrict sofosbuvir, an antiviral medication, that include denying coverage for any individual that uses alcohol or drugs (Kesselheim et al). • Analytic- what are the consequences? • Evaluative- value judgements about consequences •Efficiency—maximize satisfaction(utility) •Equity—maximize equality, fairness, social justice •Personal freedom—maximize individual choice>GET ANSWER