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HCA 210 WEEK 5 DAY 5 CHECKPOINT - dominates reasons for the...

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HCA 210 WEEK 5 DAY 5 BERNAL CHECKPOINT There are several reasons why the cost of health care has increased. With the rising cost of health care, there have been negative effects on society. One of the reasons money is going into health care is due to errors on paper prescriptions, there are over 1.5 million injuries and 7,000 deaths each year. Another cost that is associated with health care is because of misdiagnosing by doctors. Many times patients are receiving treatments that are not necessary and this is costing more money from the federal budget for health care. One of the most
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Unformatted text preview: dominates reasons for the increase in the cost of health care is due to baby boomers. Since the population is aging and living longer it is driving up the nation’s health care spending. This amount of money is a huge part of the federal budget. It is affecting the economy because the entire federal budget is focused on health care. If we could fix the problem it would free up money for other priorities. Kaiser’s periodic polls even suggest the cost of health care affects job security, gas prices, and even families being able to pay for mortgages....
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