Discuss whether the groups listed above need to contribute to the premiums of their health insurance.

This is a discussion post. PLEASE USE the textbook below for reference and at least one SCHOLARLY PEER-Review

I would prefer if you use IV infiltration in pediatrics as a nursing care issue

Sherwood, G., & Barnsteiner, J. (2012). Quality and safety in Nursing: A competency approach to improving outcomes. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Quality improvement plays a crucial role in professional nursing. There are several different ways to approach a quality issue, but whyshould we work to achieve standardization in our processes? As you complete your assigned readings and lesson for this week, think about how the use of a structured process, such as DMAIC methodology, can impact results of a quality improvement project perhaps even your own nursing care issue.

1. Discuss the sources of health insurance coverage in Kansas state for the following groups:

o  Seniors age 65 and older

o  Children younger than 18

o  Low-income families with at least one child, whose family income is below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level

o  The self-employed

o  Employees of large companies (more than 100 employees)

o  Employees of small businesses

o  Part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees

o  The unemployed

o  College students

2. Discuss whether the groups listed above need to contribute to the premiums of their health insurance.

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