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G4 - Health Care Spending

G4 - Health Care Spending - Healthcare Reform Spending...

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Healthcare Reform Spending Group 4: Christina Han Elizabeth Jackson Uzra Mohamedy Neda Nourmand Colleen Tu
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Introduction Issue: Increased government spending towards the healthcare insurance reform may occur at the expense of public education and national defense. This is mainly a cost issue. Why an issue? Healthcare reform spending of $940 - $980 billion over the next ten years is needed to: Support increasing Medicare and Medical payments Cover 32 million Americans who have no insurance coverage Increase quality of care An increase in government monetary allocation towards healthcare insurance will cause a decrease in other sectors: Public education: US education is currently ranked 18th among 36 industrialized nations National defense: Current defense budget for 2011 is $1-1.5 trillion
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Why an “issue” for pharmacy? Pros: Patient Protect and Affordable Act clearly expands the role of the pharmacist MTM Transitional care activities Cons: If # of pharmacists doesn’t meet demand, increasing responsibilities may over burden existing pharmacists
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Major Viewpoints Effect on National Defense
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Major Viewpoints Effect on Education
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