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Medicare and Medicaid - Statement of Problem Medicare and Medicaid are two of the United States largest broken systems, which must sustain themselves in order to provide care to their beneficiaries. Both Medicare and Medicaid are funding by a joint effort between the federal government and the local state government. If and when these governments choose to cut funding or reduce spending, Medicare and Medicaid take the biggest hit. Most people see these two benefits as one in the same, two benefits the government takes out of their pay check to help fund health care....   [tags: Health Care, Government Fund] 2099 words
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Medicare and Medicaid - Medicare and Medicaid are programs that have been developed to assist Americans in attainment of quality health care. Both programs were established in 1965 and are federally supported to provide health care coverage to vulnerable populations such as the elderly, the disabled, and people with low incomes. Both Medicare and Medicaid are federally mandated and determine coverage under each program; both are run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency ("What is Medicare. What is Medicaid?” 2008)....   [tags: Health Care]
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Medicare/Medicaid - ... A monthly premium is required for Medicare Part B. An annual deductible must be met before coverage actually begins. Enrollment in Part B is voluntary. Cost sharing, such as deductibles, copays, and coinsurance, may be required. If an individual is eligible for Medicare, they cannot be refused Part B due to medical history or preexisting illnesses. (Crosta) Medicare Part C is known as Medicare Advantage Plans. This plan allows individuals to customize their plans according to their medical needs....   [tags: America, Health Care]
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Medicid in Michigan and Indiana - ... Another program, for pregnant women, is the MOMS (Maternity Outpatient Medical Services) program, which helps pregnant women get prenatal care while their Medicaid application is pending (MDCH, 2014). For families, Medicaid is available based on income and asset tests (MDCH, 2014). Families that receive cash assistance from the state are automatically enrolled but do not have to apply for cash assistance to qualify for the service (MDCH, 2014). There are also other programs, for families, to help them if they no longer qualify for Medicaid because of situations such as receiving child support income, increased income from employment, or the inability to obtain employer-sponsored coverage (MDCH, 2014) but these are not Medicaid programs....   [tags: health, medicaid]
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Medicaid for Millionaires - Summary: Medicaid for Millionaires briefly touches on one of the many problems facing the U.S. and its current Medicaid policy. The articles begins by acknowledging the fact that Medicaid was originally formed in 1965 with the intent of providing medical care just for the poor, and how lately this hasn’t been the case. Today were finding out how more of societies upper-class are discovering ways to receive Medicaid benefits as well. The system is being called “Asset-Shifting”, were anyone is allowed to give away most of their assets (no matter the cost) to someone else and three years later claim the same medical benefits being set aside for the poor....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid - Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid North Carolina’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is one of the primary forms of Medicaid. TANF is also called Work First, which is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children. Through Work First, parents can get short-term training and other services to help them become employed and self-sufficient later on, but the responsibility is theirs to find the actual job. Most families have two years or less to move off Work First Family Assistance and after that they are completely on their own....   [tags: Welfare]
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Healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid - Healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid The U.S. health care system is a scrutinized issue that affects everyone: young, old, rich, and poor. The health care system is comprised of three major components. Since 1973, most Americans have turned to managed-care programs, known as HMOs. The second type of health care offered to Americans is Medicare, health care for the elderly. The third type of health care is Medicaid, a health care program for the poor. Why is our health care system made up of three components, and how did the U.S....   [tags: Health Medicine Government Essays Insurance]
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Case Study of Maine's New Medicaid System - Case Study of Maine's New Medicaid System In 1996 the Health Insurance and Accountability Act (HIPPA) was signed into law. The states had until October 1, 2002 to comply with the new law. This law required states to comply with its new patient privacy and security standards. According to the official website provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HIPPA is explained as: The HIPPA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information....   [tags: Health Care] 2160 words
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Deliverance: A Study of Medicaid and Managed Care - Deliverance: A Study of Medicaid and Managed Care Since the inception of Medicaid in 1965, the program has seen extraordinary growth in expenditures and enrollment. From 1989 to 1992, the increases in Medicaid spending were the largest since the program began in. Enrollment in Medicaid by AFDC families grew from 3.8 million in 1990 to 4.4 million in 1992, almost a nine percent annual increase (Coughlin et al. 1994). During this period, states were also experiencing the effects of a nationwide recession....   [tags: Health Medical Essays]
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Political Parties - ... Helping Americans find jobs and giving then a reason to keep it and the ability to survive off it is the key to keeping a healthy and stable middle class. Pair this with faith based charities, something both parties stand for, and poverty should plummet. The area of education is an interesting issue for politics, as both sides want the same thing, and want to go about it roughly the same way. The split comes in what level of education this focus falls on. Republicans have a huge focus on higher education, arguing for a new system of learning focused around community college and technical institutions....   [tags: politics, conservatives, medicaid]
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Medicare and Medicaide - ... If Medicaid would verify assets they can weed out the people who don’t deserve these services. This will cut costs by verifying better eligibility, which in turn will be less wasteful. This is all very scary for the future, interest of our country. “From 2012 to 2021… Social Security would rise 27 percent and Medicare, 32 percent”(Samuelson, 2011,sec.3) In my opinion with the higher life expectancy of our nation we need to move the age for Medicare benefits up higher to reflect the increase in life expectancy ....   [tags: Health Care, Social Security]
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Health care reinbursement - ... The bill aims to address the issue of high cost by financial support and reimbursing expenses of those who are not able to afford health care costs. People without insurance are also the focus of bill as covering cost and reimbursement is the primary responsibility of government. This feature will benefit mainly the economically disadvantaged and low-income group who is already under stress due to high rates of unemployment and inflation. The lower and middle-income group can buy private coverage financed by the federal subsidies....   [tags: Medicaid Program, American Medical Reform]
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Emergency Room Overutilization - Emergency room over utilization is one of the leading causes of today’s ever increasing healthcare costs. The majority of the patients seen in emergency rooms across the nation are Medicaid recipients, for non-emergent reasons. The federal government initiated Medicaid Managed Care programs to offer better healthcare delivery, adequately compensate providers and reduce healthcare costs. Has Medicaid Managed Care addressed the issues and solved the problem. The answer is ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. Throughout the early 1980’s and 1990’s the Federal Medicaid program was challenged by rapidly rising Medicaid program costs and an increasing number of uninsured population....   [tags: Emergency Room Misuse]
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We Must Reduce Spending on Health Services and SNAP - ... An emergency room visit on average costs over $2,000. The Medicaid participants don’t care, simply because they don’t have to pay for it. The Government is left paying for the misusage of Medicaid expenses. The Examiner news website recently posted an article stating that there is an estimated $30 billion of medicaid fraud this year. Steve Malanga of the Manhattan research institute estimates that 10% of Medicaid is fraud. Obamacare plans to expand medicaid. Expanding Medicaid will not help anything....   [tags: Government Debt Essays]
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The Evolution of Federal Healthcare - For what reasons were Medicare and Medicaid formed in the United States. Medicare was initially amended along with Medicaid and social security in the mid 1960’s. The motive behind this Act was to ensure that all people of America either elderly, poor, or both would be able to receive health care. Lyndon B. Johnson was the President to sign this bill in 1965. He was clearly in all favor of this program and congress undoubtedly agreed as well because it was passed by them as well. These Medicare and Medicaid programs are able to provide many needy Americans with benefits they could not acquire....   [tags: Political Science]
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ACA and HIV/AIDS - ... So for now the person that has the virus is just supposed to take on a program that may or may not help them in the future. No one knows for sure if they are going to be able to see their own doctor, stay on the medications that they currently take. If there will be a hospital that will see them since they are on the new Medicaid system through the ACA. That seems like a scary thought. If something does happen where are they supposed to go for treatment. How are they supposed to pay for their medications....   [tags: Medical Care, Housing Patients]
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Welfare Reform: A Matter Of Justice - Welfare Reform: A Matter of Justice Medicaid. It is the United States Federal Government program to aid states in providing health care to the poor and impoverished who otherwise could not receive proper medical care. In 1995 the federal government spent a total of $77.4 Billion on Medicaid. This is up almost 300 percent from $20.1 Billion in 1984, only 10 years earlier. In the same 10 years state spending on Medicaid rose over 250 percent from $16.5 Billion to $58.2 Billion. Under the current Medicaid programs, Medicaid spending will increase at an annual rate of 10 percent, to an estimated $262 Billion by the year 2002....   [tags: essays research papers] 1683 words
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Healthcare Reform Bill - My grandmother was diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma of the blood on December 13th 2008. For two months my family and I watched my grandmother deteriorate in her hospital bed. No matter how many blood transfusions or chemotherapy she went through it was not enough to save her, she died on February 13, 2008. If it had not been for our family providing additional medical costs, she would not have been alive as long as she was. Unfortunately, not every American can afford to finance additional expensive procedures....   [tags: Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, USA, ]
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Managed Care - The advantages of managed care to the consumer are medical expenses completely covered, no deductible, and lower monthly premium payment. The consumer under managed care coverage would only need to make his monthly premium payment and co- payments. Managed care makes health care more affordable to the consumers. The disadvantages of managed care would be the consumer would only be able to see caregivers affiliated with the managed care organization, having to pay co-pay every visit, rising premiums, under treatment, and too much reed tape to get necessary treatments....   [tags: Caregiver Medical Health Care] 413 words
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Role of the States In Health Care Policy - The government’s responsibilities concerning health care has grown over the last 100 years. After the Great Depression, Social Security was formed; and in the 1960s, Medicare and Medicaid were enacted. Federal responsibilities grew until the “New Federalism” of the 1990s increased reliance on the states for health care (Longest, 2010, pp. 30-33). Smaller, more local government can represent its citizen’s values better, and it knows the nature of its citizens’ problems. The New Federalism did not significantly change health policy; it gave the states more authority in setting policy and more flexibility in administering programs (Longest, 2010, pp....   [tags: State's Role in Health Care]
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America Cannot Afford Illegal Immigrants - America has a national debt of approximately 14 trillion dollars. What can our country do to stop this spending. Statistics show that 338.3 billion dollars are spent on illegal immigrants in America annually. (3) This amount alone would be enough to stimulate the economy for the real citizens of this country. If we were to tighten border security, we would be able to cut down our debt. Therefore, to minimize national debt, America should tighten border security and thus stop spending money on welfare, Medicaid, and education for illegal immigrants....   [tags: Illegal Immigration Essays]
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A Health Care Emergency - In the recent years, health care has become a gradually uprising issue in America. America’s government health care plans, Medicare and Medicaid, are being criticized as horrible and expensive when compared to health care plans in other countries. Thus, our current president, President Obama, is relentlessly trying to repair the plans to conform to the wishes of the nation in which he leads. First off, Medicare and Medicaid are somewhat similar, but have a few, slight differences. Both Medicaid and Medicare were founded in 1965 as a part of the Social Security Act Amendment....   [tags: Health Care]
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Medicare - TAKE HOME EXAM --QUESTION #1: Medicare and Medicaid share many similarities and have many differences in terms of the populations that are eligible for benefits; the general benefits or services covered; and how the programs are funded and administered. Furthermore, a closer inspection of Medicare reveals both strengths and flaws in the program. Medicare, otherwise known as Title 18, is a federal program that provides healthcare for all those who are 65 years and older. Anyone 65 and older who qualifies for Social Security is automatically eligible for Medicare....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Undocumented Immigrants Should NOT Receive Public Assistance - Introduction There are over twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Many came to America to work, go to school, or be reunited with family members who are already residing here. Most migrants want to work and pursue the “American dream”. There are many barriers for residents to achieving success at the work and life balance. The immigrants fall back on public assistance to support them. Background Immigrants must overcome many barriers to succeed in America. First, migrants frequently must learn a new language....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, illegal immigrants]
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Policy Issues in Telehealth - Policy Issues in Telehealth The purpose of telemedicine is to remove distance as a barrier to health care. While telehealth is an accepted resource to bridge the gap between local and global health care, integrating telehealth into existing health infrastructures presents a challenge for both governments and policy makers (HRSA, 2011). Today there are policy barriers that prevent the expansion of telehealth, including reimbursement issues raised by Medicare and private payers, state licensure, and liability and privacy concerns....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Health Care Fraud - Summary and Conclusion This study sought to answer three research questions. Although the questions have been presented in previous chapters, they are worth presenting again.  What are the major federal laws and policies related to health care fraud.  How have these laws and policies been used to control fraud, waste, and abuse in federal health care programs. • What are the impacts of these laws and policies on the war against health care fraud. To address the questions comprehensively, the researcher conducted a historical research that blended the research elements of documentary research and content analysis....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Federal Anti-Kickback Statute - In the United States, healthcare fraud and abuse are significant factor associated with increasing health care costs. It is estimated that federal government spends billions of dollars on the health care cost (Edwards & DeHaven, 2009). Despite the seriousness of fraud and abuse offenses, increasing numbers of healthcare providers are seeking new and more profitable ways to build business relationships. These relationships include hospital mergers, hospital-physician joint ventures, and different types of hospital-affiliated physician networks to cover the rising cost of health care (Showalter, 2007, p 111-114)....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Stark Law - The Stark Law Some federal statutes address fraud in government health care programs, and many of these laws vary considerably (Krause 2004). Some of these laws specifically target health care fraud. Example of the laws that the government direct at inappropriate health care activities includes the “Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute and Ethics in Patient Referrals Act (EPRA).” In 1989, Congress enacted the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act. Commonly known as Stark law, Congress named it in honor of Rep....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Managing Healthcare Costs and Revenues - With these types of organizations they have different methods of payments and reimbursements. They have guidelines through the government that they will have to abide by. The government sponsored payers are Medicaid and Medicare. The majority of patients that are treated are on Medicare or Medicaid. With patients not insured each type of organization handles reimbursement differently. For- Profit hospitals it is bad debt, which is when charges of patient are written off. With not –for –profit organizations it is considered charity care....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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Health Consult and Patient Care - ...  I will also incooperate “payroll, non-salary and capital budgeting into a single, integrated system that coordinates product-line and patient-level budgeting with long-term strategic planning; the Web-based solution bases budgeting on comprehensive, real-time data, helping the healthcare facility get closer to the truth so we can establish realistic spending goals” Performance Management. (n.d.).  In the second week I would plan departmental activities, evaluate and assess the nurses and other employees, create and maintain the facility policies, help develop procedures for medical treatments, quality guarantee patient services, and public relations activities such as lively partaking in fund-raising and community health preparation....   [tags: Nursing Facilities]
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Welfare - Welfare1 The United States or The United Welfare States - A Cost Benefit Analysis The role of welfare within our society has always been controversial. This problem emphasizes the need to understand the roles of variable factors when pertaining to the subject of welfare within our society. The proposed analysis will address the phenomenon of welfare assistance and several factors which may contribute to the increase or decrease of welfare assistance to the poor in 4 ways: (1) by defining major concepts and any other concepts about which there is likely to be misunderstanding, (2) by further examining the past history pertaining to the subject of welfare assistance within the United States, (3) by developing the formulation of a hypothesis which will provide for an explanation of welfare, and finally (4) determining whether or not the benefits of welfare assistance outweigh the cost....   [tags: essays papers]
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Americans without Health Insurance - The Uninsured States of America Nearly 48 million Americans had no health care coverage in 2005, and the number will continue to grow if this country does not enact new policies to defuse this crisis (Families USA 2). Families USA, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that advocates for public health contracted with Dr. Kenneth Thorpe, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, to analyze data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other national databases to study the fiscal impact on this country of so many uninsured people....   [tags: Medical Insuance Health]
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The Current Status of Health Care Reform - Health Care Reform is a concern for people that have health insurance, for those that can’t afford health insurance and the price of healthcare for all of us. There are the difference views on Health Care Reform: The healthcare view, the public opinion and The House and the Senate. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid will withhold 2% of base payments that would serve as incentive payments to hospital based on their total performance score derived from separate domains. The current domains include process measure, outcome and patient satisfaction....   [tags: Health Care Reform, Health Care, Healthcare, USA, ] 573 words
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Reform Healthcare in America to a Socialized Model - Despite the best efforts to stay healthy, periodic problems with one’s health are an unavoidable part of life. While many of these injuries or illnesses will pass without problem even if untreated, every person will almost inevitably face the occasional health issue that demands attention. The appropriate response to this ailment may involve going to a hospital to consult a physician, and with this step, the situation can become very complicated, particularly for Americans. Current Significance of Healthcare Issues in the United States The significance of issues of healthcare in the minds of Americans was made especially clear this year with the recent presidential election....   [tags: Healthcare in America]
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The Ecnomics of Medicare - The Economics Of Medicare II. Introduction Clearly, the Medicaid program is ripe for a major overhaul, a task that the federal government has thus far been unwilling to undertake. I chose this topic because I believe that the Medicaid program can be rescued and revitalized by leadership; otherwise, it is likely to be eroded. Medicaid is a government-sponsored program whose objective is to provide patients with health assistance upon meeting specific criteria. Medicaid is an insurance program that is available for disadvantaged persons, including the elderly, who cannot afford health benefits because of low incomes or other factors....   [tags: Management] 2785 words
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Long-Term Care - Long-Term Care *Missing Works Cited* Long-term care can be defined as a broad set of paid and unpaid services for people who are mentally or physically disabled, or whose chronic illness places them in need of medical or personal assistance for long periods of time. “It is estimated that there are more than twelve million Americans of all ages whose mix of serious disability and chronic illness places them at the high risk for functional decline, hospitalization, or nursing home placement.” (Benjamin) Several different populations require long-term care services, and the needs of these populations vary....   [tags: Papers] 1438 words
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Target Market Description - Writing Part One --Target Market Description The target audience for APS Healthcare online newsroom would be; customers, members, consultants, prospects, health coaches, health providers, local and international media, healthcare journals and magazines and state agencies for healthcare. The online newsroom should provide easy access of all the latest press releases, archived press release, corporate, executive information, white papers, background information, podcast or videos, logos, images high res and web versions, photos, RSS feeds and social media links....   [tags: Business Management ] 1144 words
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Health Care and the Reform - Health insurance was developed to provide guaranteed coverage for sickness, injury and preventable health measures. Currently, the United States is facing a major challenge in controlling the cost of health care and providing coverage for everyone. This is why it is so important for the government to develop a new health care insurance plan. The purpose of this paper is to explore the history of health care, the major improvements made to coverage through the years. Discussing the healthcare reform and the plans to improve the quality, and cost of health care for everyone in the United States....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Tax the Rich - The United States debt and defecit is a major problem in our society. One thing I would propose to the President would be to tax the rich. Time. It's useful to keep in mind how the rich are different. When you are poor, you are willing to trade your time to earn money. When you are rich, you trade your money to get more time. For example, the rich hire people to clean their homes, and they don't waste time shopping for bargains. In business school I learned that when people have different preferences, you can usually find a way to engineer a deal....   [tags: Economics ]
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The Effects of Obesity - Obesity is a well documented problem in the United States. Every year, billions of dollars are spent on this epidemic and the plethora of diseases and issues it causes. This has been shown to be a problem at the state as well as the national level. In order to better understand the impact it has, we will discuss the issue of obesity as a whole, the problems associated with this disease, the costs of those problems, as well as possible solutions to this growing problem in our country. For the purposes of this paper, it is important to give reference points with regards to certain key definitions....   [tags: Health and Wellness]
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Various Social Issues - Mid-Term Exam 1. Students have traditionally called attention to social problems by organizing demonstrations, rallies, protests, and debates on their campuses. Throughout the years there have been many issues that have drawn the support of students such as civil rights, economic and political oppression, wars, genocides, and one of the “newer” issues, gay rights/ marriage equality. In today’s society, I believe students will support causes that are relevant to their way of life (supporting the LGBT cause, for / against war in a certain country, as well as other issues such as economic and gender inequality)....   [tags: Social Issues] 1132 words
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Social Inequality of health - ... This barrier will not only affect the patients, but also the providers and facilities involved. The nursing profession is currently experiencing a critical shortage in staff. The Bureau of Labor Statistic (2014) projects the demand for nurse practitioners will increase by 34 percent over the next ten years, that is 20 percent more than all other occupations. To complicate matters further, physicians are also in the midst of a critical provider shortage. Therefore, it is predicted that the Nurse Practitioner will be vital in caring for the increasing number of aging, chronically ill, and the newly insured patients (Domrose, 2014)....   [tags: social issues, social determinants]
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Argument for Universal Healthcare - Argument for Universal Healthcare The time to overhaul the American healthcare system is now. As the baby-boom generation becomes older, the stress that will be placed upon our healthcare industry will become unprecedented. As a worker in the healthcare industry, I have witnessed first hand the issues facing not only our elderly, but of the young and middle-aged. They have to make decisions that no family should face: to buy medication or pay for groceries. To those of you whom I’ve seen screaming at town hall meetings that proposed changes to healthcare will lead us on a path to a socialistic society, you are the very ones that benefit from your government’s help....   [tags: Health Care, Argumentative, Persuasive] 402 words
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Hypothesis - The welfare legislation in 1996 reduced noncitizens access to public benefits. Research indicated that welfare reform has had a chilling effect. Because of this effect noncitizens are not utilizing them because of fear and confusion. The chilling effect also hit the refugees who were exempted from the benefit restrictions for a certain period following arrival. The United States Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PROWORA) is the welfare reform,this program changed the nations approach toward legally admitted noncitizens ....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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Welfare - Welfare Welfare is a government program that provides money, medical care, food, housing, and other things that people need in order to survive. People who can receive help from these welfare programs are children, elders, disabled, and others who cannot support their families on their current income. Another name for welfare is public assistance. There are many organizations that supply this public assistance. Such as Salvation Army and other groups. Public assistance benefits help many people who live below the poverty line, an income level is established for families....   [tags: essays papers] 853 words
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The Epidemic of AIDS in the African-American Community - The Epidemic of AIDS in the African-American Community In the early 1980?s Kaposi's sarcoma, a cancer usually associated with elderly men of Mediterranean ethnicity. Eventually the men wasted away and died. As the realization that gay men were dying of an otherwise rare cancer began to spread throughout the homosexual and later the medical communities. The syndrome began to be called by the colloquialism "Gay Cancer". As medical scientists researched, they discovered that the syndrome included other manifestations, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)....   [tags: Health Medical HIV Diseases Essays]
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Catheter Associated Bloodstream Infection - Catheter associated bloodstream infection (CRBSI) occurring in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are frequent, complication related to it are potentially fatal and costly (Kim & Sandra, 2009). According to the center of disease control, an approximate of two hundred and fifty thousand cases of CRBSIs have been estimated to occur annually which cause health care to cost approximately twenty five thousand dollars per case, and between 500 to 4,000 patient die due to blood stream infection (CDC, 2002)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Health Policy and The Federal Government - Our health care system is currently undergoing a much needed reform. We all too often hear about the uninsured and underinsured, how many millions of Americans are going without. What we do not hear about is how implementing new Health IT strategies we will help reform the health care system as well. We are all aware of the governments current financial situation but we cannot get anywhere without spending first. What are some of the major milestones in the development and advancement of Health IT....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Underlying Dynamics of Health Care Spending - Introduction Unfortunately, for all the American overeaters, smokers, drinkers, risk takers, aging, and sick, along with anyone else that does or will require medical attention, it takes big bucks to pay for health care, and it is not getting any cheaper. With the baby boomers getting older the population is going to need health care now more than ever. The hospital stays, the procedures and surgeries, long-term care, the doctor and dentist visits, the medical supplies, and medications are hardly affordable....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Healthcare Reform: Healthcare That's Concerned With Health - One of the greatest issues facing the nation today is the number of people who do not have access to health care coverage. Americans are struggling to pay medical bills and are accumulating medical debt at an alarming rate. Approximately two-thirds of the working-age population are uninsured or underinsured and did not seek health care due to the cost. “More than two in five adults in the 19-to-64 age group reported problems paying medical bills” (Quality of Care, 2010). Their difficulties include not being able to afford medical attention when needed, running up medical debts, dealing with collection agencies about unpaid bills, or having to change their lifestyle to repay medical debts....   [tags: Health Care, health care reform]
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Long-term Care: A Closer Look at Hospice - Long-term care is a result of people having terminal conditions, disabilities, illnesses, injuries, or being elderly. The purpose of long-term care is to provide services to people and to aid people at a time in their lives when they cannot depend on themselves to maintain daily activities. There are many variations of long-term care available – such as home care, adult day care, and independent and assisted living, personal care facilities, nursing homes, and hospice. More and more people will need care in old age, and if they are disabled....   [tags: Healthcare]
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