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Morality and values are determined by the majority at the national level whichcauses tension among individuals. It poses both economical and ethical concerns.Stein (2010) reported Medicare is not supposed to take cost into considerationwhen making a ruling on what treatments the massive federal health-insuranceprogram will cover. If Medicare did not take cost into consideration, where is themoney going to come from? "The US Medicareprogram consumes an ever-risingshare of the federal budget. Although this public spending can produce health andsocial benefits, raising taxes to finance it comes at the cost of slower economicgrowth" (Baicker, Shepard, & Skinner, 2013)."Spending by the federal government grew at a faster rate in 2014 than spendingby other sponsors of health care, leading to a 2-percentage-point increase in itsshare of total health care spending between 2013 and 2014" (Martin, Hartman,Benson & Catlin, 2015).ReferencesBaicker, K., Shepard, M. & Skinner, J. (2013, May).Public Financing Of TheMedicareProgram Will Make Its Uniform Structure Increasingly Costly ToSustain.Health Affairs, 32
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Health care in the United States,United States federal budget,Medicare program