The focus of this research would be about Puerto Rican Congressman Nydia M. Velasquez who was closely following the health care crisis happening in Puerto Rico. She currently lives in 16 Court St #1006, Brooklyn, New York, 11241. She can be reached through telephone number (718) 222-5819and through her Brooklyn Office (718) 599-3658 located at 266 Broadway, Suite 201, Brooklyn, New York.
This paper would tackle the pressing problem as to why Puerto Rico is slowly succumbing to such drastic health care crisis, as to where it all started and how it happened. Though there are a lot of protagonists for the cause on Puerto Rico, US based Ms. Velasquez has strong link to the people and had better understanding as to what is going through with them.
Her concern as to why every American and Puerto Ricansin terms of health care, where they would be treated with fairness and dignity that every patient deserves. She calls for the federal government to increase reimbursement rates and take a step into special financing to avert the debt crisis while solving health care problems.
The study would delve to the underlying causes why severe underfunding happened. The inequality of US citizens staying in the country receiving the full health care benefits even Puerto Ricans pay as much as the latter yet they still receive of the given federal care could be seen. The grant money provided by Medicaid would soon run out of money as the government would not anymore fund it due to their even growing concern which is the country’s debt. This paper would also check into tangible solution and illustrations to contribute to the burdening crisis for Puerto Ricans.
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