The Clinton Health Plan The health care situation in the United States is in dire need of a change. The United States spends more money on health care per individual than any other nation in the world (14%of its GNP in 1991), and that amount is quickly rising. Virtually everyone, from doctors to politicians, recognize the unwieldy situation of health care in America, and realize that something must be done. In order to attempt to correct the failures of the current health care situation, one must understand the problems that led to the deterioration of the health care system. Perhaps the main problem with health care today is that there are 37 million Americans without insurance, and another 20 million are underinsured Another large problem with the way health care is presently organized is - as Clinton helpfully points out - waste.
III. Summary of Article #1 In the article titled, "Health: Medicare and the Economy," by: Dean Foust, found in Business Week and published in 2004, it is stated that, cuts in Medicare would be bad for hospitals and other managed-care providers. Although the United States is considered the strongest country in the world, there are numerous political, social, and economic issues that require reform to improve our way of life. Reform is needed for the health care system in order for Americans to live a life that is both safe and prosperous. Health care and prescription drug costs, whose escalating prices have caused many Americans to go without adequate medical care.
Second our nation spends about $765 a year on carless healthcare which features unimportant medical tests and produces. Third is performing reckonable accident Errors that been impaired on patients whereas the Amount also was listed at $1.7 Million from 2008.Fourth the U.S.reckless spends about 100-200 billion a year in curing uninsured patients. Fifth the most common talked about Drugs of all is Tobacco which increases up to about 96 billion. Healthcare not only does give patients importance of everything but also we even have technology equipment along with so many life benefits enhancing is ridiculously high and is way over the line. Which is why so many of our medical learners are not being trained enough to understand on the... ... middle of paper ... ...s quite a smart idea for us to having something as a backup plan because who knows what could potentially happen if we don’t have it where can lead to a serious turmoil.
In July 2006, the issue was transparency: should the American people know the price of the health care service they use and the results doctors and hospitals achieve? The Wall Street Journal article revealed that “U.S. hospitals, most of them nonprofit, charged un-insured patients prices that vastly exceeded those they charged their insured patients. Driving their un-insured patients into bankruptcy." (p. B1) The most expensive health care system in the world is that of America.
Abstract Corporate wellness programming is on the rise for many American employers. Lifestyle choices such as smoking, sedentary behavior, poor nutrition, obesity, and stress account for more than have of premature deaths reported on yearly basis. Moreover, chronic diseases are prevalent amongst one third of working-age Americans, accumulating to over 75% of the nation’s annual health care cost. The constant increase in health cost has had a huge impact on employers. According to Udall-Bono Healthy Workforce Bill Offers Biz Important Tax Breaks (2007), in 2006, total annual health care spending is an estimated $2.2 trillion while the average employer medical costs increased 72 percent between 2002 and 2006.
Americans spend far more per person on the costs of litigation than any other country in the world. The excess of the litigation system are an important contributor to “defensive medicine” – the costly use of medical treatments by a doctor for the purpose of avoiding litigation. As multimillion-dollar jury awards have become more commonplace in recent years, these problems have reached crisis proportions. Insurance premiums for malpractice are increasing at a rapid rate, particularly in states that have not taken steps to make their legal systems function more predictably and effectively. Doctors are facing much higher costs of insurance.
The percentage Americans spend on health care has more than doubled since 2005. If we don't find a way to get the costs of providing health care under control, then this country cannot survive. One of the biggest contributors to health care costs that I have seen during my time in the healthcare industry is insurance fraud. One example of such fraud came about two months ago. I was taking a phone call from a provider that was upset that one of their claims had denied even though all of their previous claims had been paid.
Entering the twentieth first century, the efficiency of the health care system was in need of immediate help and was facing an abundance of problems. Throughout the year 2007, average health care costs rose to over $7,000 per person, amounting to over $2.3 trillion nationally (Forman). Statistics estimate that by 2011, national health care cost will surpass the $3 trillion mark (Forman). One reason for this huge increase in federal costs is that U.S. health care system is technologically outdated. Prices rise because there is minimal interaction between patients, doctors, and other physicians.
The United States is the most famous high-quality medical service in the world, but it is also the largest health care spending at the same time. The total health expenditure in the United States in 2014 was as high as 17.1% of GDP, but the million of people in the United States are struggling with unfordable medical care and even end up with bankrupt because of the extremely high cost of service. In contrast, health care spending in the UK is only 9.1% of GDP in 2014 and 6.7% in Taiwan, and both of these two countries have the full cover of insurance for their citizens. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health care spending in the United States can reach 30% of GDP by 2035 without health care reform. In 2010, Obama increased the
Prescription drugs even exceeded the rapidly rising inflation rate for all other medical services. They now represent at least 10% of all the medical costs in the United States.1 Why are the prices so high? Some critics of the drug companies argue that the larger firms are ripping off the American public, are dishonest and, in some cases, unsafe. On the other hand, there are health care workers such as doctors and their supporters who claim that research and testing for drugs costs money. This supposedly justifies their prices for their products.