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Demographic Paper By Tina M. Borges University of Phoenix HCS/490 Health Care Consumer: Trends and Marketing October 4, 2011 Carol Sweigert “Ageing populations in developed countries are being driven by strong social and structural demographic movement leading to a significant growth in the over 65 population (de Castries, 2009 p. 24)”. The United States over the last several decades has also had an increase in the older population which has created the need for long-term health care. The demographic changes have also shifted from infectious diseases amongst the population to chronic illness due to the growth in older adults within the United States. Most of the health care expenditures in the United States come from the elderly
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I am not saying that the bill will not work or that it is not needed, I just believe that more effort and thought should have gone into the proposed plan and what implications it has on all involved before trying to go live with coverage. I guess like everything else, time will tell the overall effectiveness and benefit of Obama Care and will show if it has made us better and more compassionate for those who are less fortunate or has had the opposite effect and has done more damage than good to an already unstable health care industry. References Bailey, L. (2008). Obama and McCain on Health Care Reform. Business & Economic Review, 55(1), 24-29.
Introduction The national expenditure levels in the United States have more than tripled over the last decade (US Census, 2011). Regardless of inconsistencies in national budgets, health care is still in high demand. Unfortunately, nearly half Americans cannot afford health care and are now forced to rely on Medicare and Medicaid. The generation of Baby Boomers, who was once the back bone for American Capitalism, is living with a growing health care crisis. Considering the age of the boomers, health care is essential.
In the UK, the average prevalence of people with diabetes is 4.26%. Therefore the known diagnosed population is now 2.8 million people according to Diabetes UK, reports and statistics, diabetes prevalence 2010. This statistics shows that the health related state of diabetes is increasing at a distressing rate (Diabetes UK, 2010). Diabetes is one of the Long Term conditions that makes up a fifth of population, ages over 60 and the over 85s are the quickest developing sector. At the moment, 15.4 million people in England report living with a Long Term condition and this is conceived to rise to 18 million by 2025 (DH, 2008).
Healthcare Spending Paper Tracy Grainger HCS/440 August 8, 2011 Humberto Munoz Healthcare Spending Paper Why are the United States healthcare costs skyrocketing? There are several conditions that have been working together that have moved to a decade of unrelenting increases. The United States spends more on health care than any other country does, and studies have shown that 30% of it, more like 700 billion a year has been wasted on unneeded care. This is mostly due to routine CT scans, MRI’s, office visits, hospital stays, minor procedures, and brand name prescriptions that are requested by patients and ordered by doctors every day. Patients in higher spending regions such as Los Angeles get more tests, more procedures, more
That's because many people will receive preventive care for the first time in their lives. This could lead to treatment of unknown illnesses, driving up costs. To help pay for this costly plan will require the Medicare payroll tax to increase for those making over $200k a year. Another weakness of the legislation is that it requires every American to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty for not doing so, known as the individual mandate. The prices for coverage will still vary dramatically based on location; which makes if difficult to keep track.
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