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Health Care in the U.S Term Paper

… The Spanish System

The health care system in Spain is still reeling from the recent global recession. High unemployment rates are expected to continue, which places a strain on the ability to support the national health care system (OECD, 2011b). The ability of the national health care system in Spain to provide services depends on an inflow of taxes from the people. Anything that harms the economy also harms the national health care system. The same is true in the United States, only the impact is not as great, because the system is not entirely dependent upon government funds.

The national health care system and Spain is known as the SNS. It is operated by the National Ministry of Health and Social Policy. It is…. [read more]


Healthcare Policy Reform Literature Review

… Healthcare Reform

Review of Literature: Healthcare Reform Debate

Review of Literature; Health Care Reform Debate

The debate regarding the reformation of health care in the U.S. has been heated for decades, with real change plans being proposed by several sitting presidential administrations beginning near the close of WWII. All of these administrations' proposals were the source of near endless debate and ranged in nature from full universal state sponsored health coverage to massive overhauls of the current fee for service private pay option, usually including a sizable public funding option. (Helms, 2006, pp. 5-6) According to Helms and many other experts on the subject of health care reform this dichotomy is the basic outline of the debate regarding health care reform, as some believe that…. [read more]


Higher Health Care Costs Term Paper

… Buffett Taylor & Associates say that the software tracks, analyses and generates reports quantitatively and qualitatively. It also reveals return on investment as well as organizational trends in areas such as absenteeism, productivity, disability/benefit costs, company morale, employee attitudes, program participation. Other features of the Buffett Taylor Employee Wellness Cost Benefit Software are:

The flexibity to accommodate a multitude of user requirements - e.g, multiple sites, multiple users, a variety of program initiatives with different measurement requirements, or other customized needs. The company cites, as an example, the ability to measure the effectiveness of an organization's its cardiovascular wellness program by tracking health progress, absenteeism, medication usage, knowledge level and participant satisfaction - and provide reports in an aggregate manner. Additionally, it will calculate the…. [read more]


Health Care Free Essay

… Walters: I am sorry, Mr. Bucelli. But the Constitution guarantees everyone an equal opportunity, not an equal level of service or guarantee of its provision. Arguing otherwise would be placing an unfair burden on the government to bear.

Ms. Gomez: In any way, it is the responsibility of the state to ensure that the people are looked after and are provided with all the services that they need in order to lead healthy lives. If Canada can function as a welfare state, then why cannot the United States? It is after all, the richest nation in the world, yet probably the only developed nation where health is not provided by the state (Colombo & Tapay 9).

Dr. Barker: To sum up, I would reiterate that…. [read more]


Americans Healthcare Delivery Term Paper

… 13 As a way to keep costs down the nurse-practitioner to patient ratio tends to be higher then non-HMO services.14

Conclusion

U.S. reliance on market-based healthcare delivery coupled with various risk sharing schemes (insurance plans, HMOs, etc.) the costs of healthcare in the U.S. continues to rise while market forces that ordinarily act as checks in non-healthcare markets are distorted. The removal of the patient's knowledge of true costs to benefits relations, and the negative incentives for physicians to keep costs down contributes to an ever-increasing cost of healthcare.

Endnotes:

1. ____ IMPACT OF PAYMENT AND ORGANIZATION ON COST, QUALITY AND EQUITY: PA NUMBER: PA-01-125. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-125.html

Jonathan D. Moreno, Paying the Doctor: Health Policy and Physician Reimbursement, Auburn House,…. [read more]


Obamacare Good for the Economy? Research Paper

… (Farazmand, 2001)

However social policies have been reflected in a number of areas including education, poverty and Medicare. There has been great progress post globalization where there was a revision of this trend where government moves the welfare services to the private sector to help it continue the services is unique to the United States, while in other countries the duality exists with the states bearing the burden of not only providing but also maintaining and innovating such services. (Farazmand, 2001)

There have been success previously in the medical policies and there is no reason why in the case of the Obamacare also it would not be a success. For example the medical policy like accountable care organizations -- ACO has solved the issues like…. [read more]


Varying Differences of Universal Health Care Capstone Project

… ¶ … Universal Health Care

This project explores several published articles that report on results from research conducted on Online (Internet) and Offline (non-internet) on the benefits of Americans receiving/participating in Universal Health Care (UHC). The articles, however, vary in their definition in implementing UHC. The Democratic government suggests that UHC is more effective than Private Insurance Carriers (PIC), and advocate the use of supplementary coverage for the millions of previously and otherwise rejected un-insurable Americans. Other articles define UHC differently and therefore, offer different results?

This project examines UHC research in relation to several other research articles to suggest that all areas of UHC should be studied in order to fully understand how UHC will influence (impact) and better the lives of all Americans,…. [read more]


UK Healthcare Term Paper

… According to Enthoven, the focus was directed towards enabling private practice to develop and forcing more elderly people to independent private nursing homes, where they had to pay from own resources until their money ran out. Within this approach, the goals of the government as addressed by Enthoven were:

To improve its ability to control the NHS financially by separating 'health' from 'social' care and to continue offering 'free' if services were provided by the NHS staff based on 'means tested' access.

To increase the efficiency of the NHS by improving both productive efficiency and allocative efficiency.

According to Le Grand et al., (1998), the basis of the development of the 'internal market' involved the introduction of competition via the establishment of more and smaller…. [read more]


Marketing in Healthcare Catholic Term Paper

… The mission of the CHW is to provide those in disadvantaged financial positions with excellent health care. It is also their mission to do so in a spirit of Christ-like compassion and love.

If a paradigm of wellness is to be adopted, programs such as community education events could be implemented. These could focus on educating the public regarding the maintenance of health and the prevention of illness. The focus can still be the poor and of course the acute illness care unit can still operate for those who need it. However, if wellness is a greater focus within the organization, some of the existing facilities could be converted to become education centers to help people focus on wellness.

For any organization to grow, new…. [read more]


U.S. Universal Healthcare Can it Happen Term Paper

… ¶ … universal healthcare in the U.S. And the hurdles that the process must overcome in order to make it possible. Universal healthcare is not a new idea in the United States, Congress and the people have debated it for decades, and a final decision about it always seems far from reach. The case for universal healthcare is convoluted and surrounded in controversy, but in an industrialized nation such as the U.S., that prides itself on its world leadership role, the country is far behind in healthcare, and that is a sad statement for the American people.

The United States is one of the most powerful and modernized nations on earth, and yet, her citizens are not guaranteed the right to good health and healthcare.…. [read more]


Business Healthcare Reform at the End Essay

… Business

Healthcare Reform

At the end of last year, President Obama and the Democratic leaders of Congress moved to the very verge of an accomplishment that their predecessors had been pursing for 75 years: creating a comprehensive national system of health insurance. President Obama has made passing this bill his main legislative priority. In November the House approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system by a vote of 220 to 215. The Senate passed an $871 billion bill on Dec. 24. In the interim, the leaders of the House and Senate have been struggling to find a plan that would allow them to turn a compromise version of their bill into law. Discussions have centered on having the House pass the Senate…. [read more]


Uninsured for Health Care Our Healthcare System Term Paper

… Uninsured for Health Care

Our healthcare system is not a bowl that catches everyone. it's more like a sieve. As our population pours into this sieve, some people remain in the bowl while others slip through. 38% of employed Americans under the age of 65 do not get health care. They aren't eligible for Medicare yet, and aren't protected by safety nets such as California's State Children's Health Insurance. Because of our piecemeal system, nearly 45 million Americans lack health care today (KFF, 2004). This number has risen dramatically in the last five years, and now more than one in six adults under the age of sixty-five have no health care.

And, we don't know what to do about it. We see ourselves as a…. [read more]


How Subsidizing Healthcare Drives Prices Up Essay

… It doesn't help that the industries have their own point men in the government guaranteeing that nothing ever changes.

So, yes, higher prices in the US are an issue still -- and that is not likely to change because there is too much collusion between government and healthcare industries. In other parts of the world, there is apparently less collusion. Other countries are actually spending more on services than in the US. Greece for instance receives more inpatient care than anywhere else. Yet if the trade deals promoted by the globalists (i.e. multinational corporations) are enacted, prices will go up everywhere because the corporations will have total control. So the situation is not stagnant and the problems that keep the US in chains may easily…. [read more]


Comparison of United States to Canada Healthcare Systems Thesis

… Candian vs. U.S. Healthcare

Many similarities exist between the Canadian and U.S. healthcare systems under both systems, citizens share the cost of healthcare with the government. In this respect, the Canadian system is much more liberal with it spending on healthcare. In the United States, The citizen must bare a majority of the healthcare. This research discusses the positive and negative affects of healthcare in the and Canada.

Economic Comparison

The Public-Private Issue 4

Access and Quality of Service

US or Canadian Healthcare System: A Comparison

The ailing healthcare system in the United States has been a topic of concern for many years. However, the recent recession brought this volatile situation to a boiling point. With many Americans now facing loss of jobs and other…. [read more]


Ethics of Managed Healthcare Policy Term Paper

… Reactive Healthcare vs. Preventative Care

The American fee-for-services compensation model instead of positive-results-based managed care compensation in other countries raises another fundamental ethical concern: namely, the essential focus on human health (Beauchamp & Childress, 2009; Rosenstand, 2008). Specifically, the entire approach of the American healthcare system relies on (1) treating human disease after it manifests itself in acute illness, and (2) an isolated system whereby multiple physician specialists rendering concurrent treatment for the same patients do not coordinate their respective care except in the most superficial manner designed more to protect them from potential liability for malpractice for delivering medically contraindicated care than to achieve the best possible comprehensive care and results for their patients (Goldhill, 2009; Levine, 2008; Reid, 2009; Tong, 2007).

Treating disease…. [read more]


Obama's Health Care Plan Thesis

… ¶ … Obama Administration's health care plan is one that some people praise and other people seem to fear. With that in mind, it is very important to know what is really in the plan, especially when it comes to the 'public option' that so many people seem to be concerned about.

Annotated Bibliography

A Liberal Supermajority (2008). The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from: http://online.wsj. com/article/SB122420205889842989.html. Micro-simulation is based on utility-maximizing and how individuals choose insurance plans. It allows for variation among a lot of different variables, including both price and income. This kind of modeling is very important because it combines an individual's characteristics and behavior in order to best determine how a person, or a subgroup, within a population would react to policy…. [read more]


Pricing Strategy (General in Health Care)? Case Study

… ¶ … pricing strategy (general in health care)?

The approach to pricing healthcare can vary from the margin-based approaches that attempts to quantify the time and materials of professional care, the cost-plus approach which is often used in government-subsidized care, to value-based pricing which is often what private practices rely on. Of these, the most profitable and most closely aligning to the unique skills of physicians and medical professional is value-based pricing (Provines, 2010). While there are benchmarks and relative indices relative to pricing in each profession, the reliance on value-based approaches to defining treatments also serves to define a relative level of quality differentiation across suppliers as well. This price/quality relationship pervades many of the more specialized forms of treatment as the costs of…. [read more]


Experienced a Significant Increase Essay

… Another difference between private insurance and government insurance is that the cost of insurance keeps mounting making insurance even more intimidating for those who can barely afford it. Third party payers (such as Medicare and Medicaid) do little to hold down the costs, and new technology and prescription drugs as well as labor costs just increase it.

Private insurance too focuses more readily on prevention than doe's public insurance (such as Medicaid) which focuses on sickness and therefore has less of a salutary effect.

4. Analyze the evolution of the promotion of health and disease prevention in the U.S. And identify the point at which a clear shift in the thinking in the dominant culture occurred resulting in the greatest impact on the health care…. [read more]


Relationship Risk Insurance Essay

… Using this information management is able to determine how to charge for its services. The charges will put into consideration the different covers that individuals have and also provide different services based on the covers. From the empirical measurements, management can also establish the number of people who are taking up covers and their income levels. This information will assist them in decision making to ensure that they can provide covers to the people who have the greatest demand. The information will also indicate which covers are most popular, and will allow the management to focus on promoting other covers to the same consumers. There might also be consumers who can afford better covers, but they are using cheaper options. With this information the management…. [read more]


Affordable Care Act Health Care Reform Capstone Project

… Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Health Care Act

The hospital industry is comprised of many different sectors including, but not limited to, non-profit and for-profit hospitals, safety net hospitals and teaching hospitals among others. Because the sectors are so varied, it is surmised that the Affordable Care Act, which was enacted in March of 2010, will have different effects for each different sector and individual hospital. There are certain hospitals that have always given either low-cost or no-cost health care to uninsured patients and it is posited that these hospitals will gain the most in relation to the uncompensated care that they have given patients. It is believed that there are substantial provisions within the Affordable Care Act that will have a beneficial effect on…. [read more]


Should Universal Healthcare Be Implemented as National Policy Thesis

… ¶ … UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE BE IMPLEMENTED AS NATIONAL POLICY?

Universal healthcare, while touted as the solution to the ailing health care system in the United States is not really all that it is cracked up to be in fact the fundamental problems existing with today's American health care system are not addressed in the Universal Healthcare Plan and in fact, this plan will only serve to exacerbate the already existing problem in its current form. This work looks to various sources in attempting to disseminate what solution among all possible solutions is the most viable approach in fixing the broken American system of health care. This work finds that the best solutions available are those which address the fundamental problems with the American health care…. [read more]


Purchasing a CT Scanner Benefits Essay

… Higher quality essentially gives the patients greater assurance of their test results because it is clearly visible, even to them. Here, the research states that "Sometimes, it is not the doctor but the patient who is eager for the scan," (Berenson & Abelson 2008 p 1). This shows how increased patient assurance can lead to their increased desire for more complex, yet pricey, procedures.

Moreover, there are clear improvements on economic environment of the organization seen in organizations that had purchased CT scanners within the current research. Operation and maintenance of a CT scan takes changes to the cost structure of the department and overall organization. There are both fixed and variable costs associated with purchasing and maintaining a CT scan (Liu et al. 2000).…. [read more]


American Industry Term Paper

… ¶ … American industry within the past two decades has been enormous. Three industries in particular have grown at an unprecedented pace due to both economic and social factors. These industries, the health care industry, food industry, and homebuilder industry, have all benefited from the economic prosperity experienced in this country as well as the advent of nontraditional technology that has both enhanced and enriched their respective companies. In the below analysis we will look into how each of these industries act and how tradeshows in particular function as a method for sales and marketing within each sector.

The healthcare industry is specifically centered on goods and services that deal with the prevention, treatment, and management of illness, as well as the preservation of mental…. [read more]


Affordable Care for Patients Research Paper

… The combined stakeholder group of drug companies, legislators, politicians, lobbyists, health care providers, think tanks and medical device producers can seem in many lights to be on side of the issue while health care patients are on the other side. In some cases, politicians and legislators and lobbyists and think tanks will align with patients but in the majority of the time, the opposite is the true and can be seen in the fact that health care is not now affordable and has not been affordable for many years. What the ACA has done is to make coverage possible, but it has not addressed in the slightest the effect of cost'and that is because it still incentives treatment as opposed to preventive care.
Based on…. [read more]


Aravind Eye Hospitals Case Study

… Aravind Eye Hospitals

Aravind case study

Venkataswamy is a Level 5 leader. Discuss. See Jim Collins' publications on Level 5 leadership for move information.

Level 5 leaders combine personal will with intense personal humility. Level 5 leadership is not about ego, it is about accomplishing goals, as set by the leader. The leader may or may not be personally charismatic, but he or she is able to inspire people to work hard because of his or her ability to convince them of the necessity of the success of his or her mission. Suffering from arthritis, the respected ophthalmologist Dr. Venkataswamy sought assistance from a guru and resolved to achieve the ambitious goal of curing blindness in India. Then he figured out how to accomplish this…. [read more]


Aftermath of not Expanding Medicaid Capstone Project

… Furthermore, the expansion slightly reduced the private insurance revenue for hospitals through raising the lower caps for financial eligibility for subsidies from the Marketplace from the previous 100 to 138% FPL. That notwithstanding, the two factors are clearly outweighed by higher Medicaid revenue that is generated as a result of the expansion.

It is clear that expanding Medicaid would help lend significant financial stimulus to North Carolina. This would happen courtesy of the jobs that would be created, reduced costs at state level among others. The state has already lost out on billions it would have benefited if it had expanded Medicaid. It has also lost out on a significant number of jobs it would have created. There are still many gains it can…. [read more]


Government Subsidized Student Loans Thesis

… Higher education is taken to be a safeguard against unemployment with statistics indicating that unemployment among university graduates was 4.4% whereas for people who had not completed secondary school, unemployment was near 11.5%. (The Economist, 2011)

Although the phenomenon, with the state supporting education may sound ideal, and other emerging countries too might try to emulate the model in an effort to bring their economies up to par, several contrary view points have been voiced by critics that question the economic and political feasibility of the subsidized student loans.

Foremost is the startling figure of $1 trillion worth of outstanding student loans. Secondly there are arguments that this loan is for students who have already completed their studies and hence subsidizing it further will not…. [read more]


Beneficiaries of Three U.S. Social Essay

… 8 billion to $7.4 billion, and by 1997 Medicaid was paying $39.4 billion for long-term care versus $25.7 billion in out-of-pocket expenses (Grugan and Andrews, p. 280). By 2002, Medicaid was paying $50.9 billion of $103.2 billion in nursing home costs, up from 21.4% in 1970 (Patel and Rushefsky, p. 85). Over the last twenty years, various reform proposals have centered on the need for the non-elderly and non-disabled to buy long-term care insurance -- subsidized as necessary for those who cannot afford it -- and to exhaust those benefits before being enrolled in Medicaid. Any future reform of the system will have to deal with the issue of nursing home and long-term care expenses for the elderly, particularly as the Baby Boomer population ages…. [read more]


Medicare in Canada Advantages and Disadvantages Term Paper

… Crisis in Canada:

Are the Universal Health Care Policies in Canada failing?

According to American reporters, and some conservative sources inside Canada itself, the Canadian Medicare system is showing signs of extreme stress and is in danger of being bankrupted entirely. The public perception in America, and increasingly in Canada as well, is that universal care has resulted in tightly rationed care, government interference in the ability of individuals to receive adequate and timely treatment, and significant budget deficits. The perception presented in media releases, such as Peter Jenning's report (Feb 3rd, 2004) on ABC, is that Canada is "struggling with universal healthcare," and that "many Canadians believe it is the healthcare system itself that is truly sick." (in: Marmor and Sullivan) Recently many politicians…. [read more]

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