The population trend was due to the large amount of persons born in the two decades after the World War 11, known to the world as “Baby-Boomers”. This population represents the largest aging population around the world, and has forged society to meet its needs because of their bountiful presence. According to the World Health Organization, (W.H.O), “There is a large increase in the proportion of both persons over 65 and persons over 80 in the population in all regions. Japan has the highest proportion of elderly and very elderly; it is projected that by 2050 more than a third of the
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
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.
This demographic will continually increase due to baby boomers entering their retirement years as well as the number of elderly living past the age of 85. Likewise, the Hispanic elderly population will increase by 12.8 million and is expected to be one of the largest minority groups living older in age (Woodside & McCalm, 2011). This population surge will cause issues for governments and agencies at all levels with implications in policy making, planning and many other areas. This means increased education levels and more elderly citizens who are minorities. On the same token, the income for elderly
Hospital care accounts for nearly 1/3 of our nations annual expenditures. Hospitals are actually being given incentives for shorter stays for patients just because the cost is so high. Doctor visits are also rising. Matter of fact, during the past year they have risen 1.3%. I know it seems as if each year I go my co-pay goes up at least $10.
Sonography has also out shined other related healthcare fields by 18 percent. Also, as the large population of baby boomers continues to age and requires more medical care, sonography seems to play a significant role in diagnosis and treating conditions. Ultrasound technician employment in excess of 33,000 jobs, hospitals tend to be the
Aging Population In the United States many senior citizens are living longer. The change of growth in the senior population of America is ranked on of the most important demographic developments in today’s century and will continue into the centuries to come. In the United States, proportions aged 65 is projected to increase from 12.4% in year 2000 to 19.6% in year 2030. (MMWR, 2003) According to the article, why population aging matters, the population aging is driven by declines in infertility and improvements in health and longevity. We will soon have more elderly then children in the United States.
HEALTH INSURANCE LIMITATIONS By: Amanda Gomez HSM544- Health Policy and Economics December 14, 2014 1.0 Executive Summary A recent government report discussing the Affordable Care Act indicates that health care companies are beginning to increase insurance costs due to rapidly increasing health care costs. The costs for visiting healthcare facilities (doctor’s office, hospital, outpatient services, etc.) have been increasing in price significantly over the last decade. Companies are now being forced to implement certain limitations on those who are covered, including those that are retired and/or dependent (families, spouse, children), and are now hiring more part-time workers. By hiring part time, companies do not have to offer
As a country, we are spending over $190 billion a year treating these diseases, diseases that could be prevented by increasing exercise and decreasing calories. The scariest fact is that one in three children under 18 are overweight or obese, a rate that has tripled since 1960. The fact that the obesity rates are so high shows that as a society we accept this lifestyle. We need to be proactive as a country, and stop accepting this lifestyle and work towards a healthier society. If this continues we will have a new generation of people that don’t outlive their parents.