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1/10/2011 1 Post-WWII economic boom Expansive health care system absence of disease not sick = healthy Goal: Make sick people healthy 1946 Hill-Burton Act 1948
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1/10/2011 2 Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well- being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. physical social mental Social Security Act of 1965 Health insurance for people 65 and older low-income – administered by states
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3 Private & employer health insurance took off in the 1940s-1960s Cost of health benefits adds $1525 to the price of each automobile sold $1525 Rapid growth of health facilities and technology Testing Facility Location Average Cost Orlando, FL $2,229 Dallas, TX - MRI Testing Facility A $3,624 Dallas, TX - MRI Testing Facility B $2,172 San Diego, CA $2,826 Salt Lake City, UT $1,694 Detroit, MI $3,461 New York, NY - MRI Testing Facility A $1,785 New York, NY - MRI Testing Facility B $2,199 Raleigh, NC $3,001 Omaha, NE $2,502 26 million MRI procedures each yr MRI machines avg=$1 million each Testing Facility Location Test Type Average Cost Houston, TX Cat Scan $3,016 Chicago, IL Cat Scan $2,237 Atlanta, GA - Testing Facility A Cat Scan $698 Atlanta, GA - Testing Facility B Cat Scan $2,214 Phoenix, AZ Cat Scan $2,199 Omaha, NE
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