031710 - Hospitals(In the past Transplants costs and healthcare We get insurance from our employers state or federal government or through

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March 17, 2010 Hospitals (In the past) Transplants – costs and healthcare We get insurance from our employers, state or federal government, or through ourselves. History: - First get health insurance through the military - Then through male employment (i.e. miners, lumber yard workers) - Then teachers (offered to employees as “packages”) - 1930s/40s health insurance started to be given through employers o Wasn’t the best part of benefit package because it wasn’t important - 1960s – Medicare/Medicaid o Result of liberal agenda o Hospitals and healthcare professions were growing - HMOs started mostly on the west coast o Created in the 1940s but wasn’t popular o Nixon encouraged it to blossom - 1970s/80s – manage cost of healthcare - 1983 – PPS (Prospective Payment System) and DRG o “Puts brakes on” rising healthcare costs - Medicare sets the tone for entire healthcare system Rationing – fiscally and medically not essential to do - Takes place in Universal Healthcare - However, happens here
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course SOC 200 taught by Professor Marrone during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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