4.4.11_Healthcare reform

4.4.11_Healthcare reform - Sociological Analysis of Social...

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Sociological Analysis of Social Problems Healthcare reform March 25, 2010
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Why is US healthcare in trouble?
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US Spending on Health Care, 2002 $- $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 U. S. Switzerland Germany Canada France Japan U. K. $ Per Capita Public Private Total health care costs comprise 14% of GDP! Source: OECD Health Data 2002, Health Affairs 2002 21:88-99 $1.7 trillion
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Best Health Care in the world? (WHO Rankings 2000) Source: World Health Organization, Health Systems: Improving Performance , 2000 1. France 2. Italy 3. San Marino 4. Andorra 5. Malta 6. Singapore 7. Spain 8. Oman 9. Austria 10. Japan 16. Luxembourg 17. Netherlands 18. United Kingdom 19. Ireland 20. Switzerland  11. Norway 12. Portugal 13. Monaco 14. Greece 15. Iceland 21. Belgium 22. Colombia 23. Sweden 24. Cyprus 25. Germany 26. Saudi Arabia 27. United Arab Emirates 28. Israel 29. Morocco 30. Canada 31. Finland 32. Australia 33. Chile 34. Denmark 35. Dominica 36. Costa Rica 37. United States of America 38. Slovenia 39. Cuba 40. Brunei Darussalam
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Infant Mortality, 2000 Deaths/100,000 Births 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 U. S. Canada Australia France I taly Germany Sw eden Source: OECD, 2003
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Life Expectancy, 2000 75 75.5 76 76.5 77 77.5 78 78.5 79 79.5 80 U. S. Germ any U.K. France I taly Canada Sw eden Years Source: OECD Health Data 2003
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A large part of the problem is access Who are the uninsured?
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Coverage
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important? The uninsured are far more likely to forego necessary healthcare. Uninsured can’t afford to follow recommended treatments) Uninsured children lack usual source of care, delay care, and are at risk for preventable hospitalizations. Reduces preventive care
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