Many insurance plans cover only a limited number of doctors’ visits or hospital days, exposing families’ to unlimited financial liability. Over half of all personal bankruptcies today are caused by medical bills. Lack of affordable health care is compounded by serious flaws in our health care delivery system. About 100,000 Americans die from medical errors in hospitals every year. One-quarter of all medical spending goes to administrative and overhead costs, and reliance on antiquated paper-based record and information systems needlessly increases these costs.
According to the United States Census Bureau, roughly 55% obtain insurance through an employer, while about 10% purchase it directly. About 31% of Americans were enrolled in a public health insurance program: 14.5% (45 million – although that number has since risen to 48 million) had Medicare, 15.9% (49 million) has Medicaid, and 4.2% (13 million) had military health insurance (there is some overlap, causing percentages to add up to more than 100%). The percentage of non-elderly workers with employer-sponsored coverage has been falling, from 68% in 2000 to 61% in 2009, the latest year for which data is available. While the primary cause of falling rates of insurance is the rising cost of health care for employers, the economic downturn since
My main bulk of research is from books and the books I used so far are: Being Good, Ethics, Torture in the Eighties, Report of Torture, Politics of Pain, History of Torture, Torture and Truth and War, Torture and Terrorism. I also used the Washington and Huffington Posts as well as the constitution. When researching for this paper I wrote down what I already knew about the subject before looking anything up. After looking at my own knowledge of the subject I make a draft of potential thesis statements. After I formed a rough draft my thesis I went to the library for book sources and online for web, newspaper and journal sources.
There are multiple sources over the internet that can be looked up for research based evidence, one being the UNC health sciences library which can be used to find relevant published articles and medical journals. It would be essential to produce a clinical question (CQ) by finding an explanation for the problem, which can then be used to narrow down your search by using key components. (Aiello et al, 2010, page 491) The main aims of this study is whether hand hygiene and mask use can reduce the incidence of the influenza illness across 1372 young adults for six weeks living in university residence halls. What influenced this study
About 13,000 people die every year and approximately 12 percent of years of life lost are from cardiovascular related diseases in the Dominican Republic (World Health Organization, Mortality). This affects the community at large and stems from smoking, general ill health, lack of education, and lack of coverage of our health services. Cardiovascular diseases are attributed to a great burden of disease. Smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which needs to be addressed. Tobacco control is a low cost approach for preventative measures against cardiovascular diseases, as well as other non-communicable diseases.
According to the Census Bureau, 43.6 million Americans had no health insurance in 2002. American expansive healthcare system got thousands of Americans to bankruptcy each year. First we must know what we need to change in our expansive healthcare system, is it over priced healthcare services by doctors and hospitals? Is it expansive drugs? Is it the expansive compensation of malpractice law suits?
Stakeholder’s contribute is very modest, when you look at the big picture, they are basically a small part of the complete total healthcare value chain. Also, in addition to doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurers, etc. The healthcare system is said to be complex due to the many different types of healthcare organizations and each has its own unique set of problems. With this being said 3rd party payers also complicate the health care system, by its influence on how payments is received and tracked. I think for the time being it is in fact unmanageable due to the significant challenges of who work in our large public health care delivery systems, political imperatives; resource constraints, sometimes rigid personnel systems,
Annotated Bibliography Ben-Porath, S. (2012). DEFENDING RIGHTS IN (SPECIAL) EDUCATION. Educational Theory, 62(1), 25-39. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/918794542?accountid=458 This is a good resource that talks about a few cases that have helped to defend the rights of special education students. This article was found from an online educational journal that has many articles that span years.
The Issue of Poverty and Hunger By: Nolan Kibit Lit III 2nd Hour One in seven people die of hunger, and 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized .Many people do not know how large of an effect poverty has on the health crisis that we face. Poverty is an important global issue because it plays a role in the estimated one billion people who lack access to health care systems. Health issues are a main concern for countries with high poverty populations. Poverty effects the way we act and live, and our health effects the way that we behave in the real world. Poverty effects our health in many ways including mental health and diseases, access to vaccinations, malnutrition, and attaining adequate healthcare.
In the late 1940s to the early 1950s, in the United States alone, polio crippled around 35,000 people each year making it one of the most feared diseases of the twentieth century. By 1979 the country had become polio free. There were 1,195 cases reported in 2006. Polio incidences has dropped more than 99.9 percent since the launch of global polio eradication efforts in 1988. According to global polio surveillance data from October 23, 2013, 301 polio cases have been reported from the following countries: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan.