Policywk3 - Morality and values are determined by the majority at the national level which causes tension among individuals It poses both economical and

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

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