HCA 210 HCA210 Week 5 Discussion Question 2

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HCA 210 Week 5 DQ 2 // Please use this as a reference and compile your own answer with its help // Best regards // // Honest Abe // Health care expenses affect the economy in two ways, one short-term and one long-term. In the short term, health care expenses (whether paid through insurance, subsidized by the government, or paid directly by the patient) continue to rise. This rise in cost of care results in cutbacks in other areas. For the individual, this may mean that their job trades in benefits for salary, leaving less money for other expenditures. For the government, this means soaring bills that simply cannot be sustained on the current system. On the other hand, we as a society have a long-term interest in keeping our workforce healthy and able to continue working. As already suggested, there are some advantages to government involvement in health care. The current system is flawed, but it can be overhauled, and within it are some vital core principles. Among these is the idea that health care should be available to everyone. As someone who is currently uninsured, I can tell you that I have put off dental visits because I just can't afford it. The risks involved in avoiding regular medical care run the gamut from root canals in the future to cancers that are detected too late. In the long-run, a
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course HCA 210 HCA 210 taught by Professor Suziemays during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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