Informative Essay On Health Care

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SENIORS AND MEDICARE Page 1 Seniors and Medicare: Wellness Visits xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx Professor xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx SENIORS AND MEDICARE Page 2 Seniors and Medicare: The Wellness Visit The controversial new Healthcare Bill and the affects senior citizens are seeing though changes in Medicare. It has changed how Americans think about healthcare. The population grew at a faster rate in the older ages than in the younger ages. Large growth in this age group is primarily due to the aging of the Baby Boom population (U.S. Census Bureau 2010). The population of adults over…show more content…
It offers seniors with several options. One of the big choices is taking preventative care by utilizing the wellness visit ( March2011.) Thus, seniors are helping to ensure a healthy future for themselves. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is aimed at expanding access to health care and lowering cost barriers to seeking and receiving care, particularly high-value preventive care (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2011 Oct.) Healthcare is one of the top social and economic problems facing Americans today. Medicare operates with 3% overhead, non-profit insurance 16% overhead, and private (for-profit) insurance 26% overhead (Journal of American Medicine 2007.) The health care system in the United States is broken. Proposed fixes abound. But in order to fix the system successfully we must first understand how, why and where it's broken ( March

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