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CPI%20Healthcare - Health Care Of all of the forms of...

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Health Care “Of all of the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane .” Martin Luther King, Jr. Image courtesy of http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/king/aa_king_subj.html
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Article CQ researcher June 11, 2010 Health Care Reform Vol 20 #22
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A little learning assessment Video… This slide does not apply to online class What are the advantages of the US healthcare system? What are the advantages of the Canadian Healthcare system? What are the negative aspects of the US healthcare system? What are the negative aspects of the Canadian healthcare system?
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Health History in US 1912 Theodore Roosevelt’s Progressive Party Platform. 1935 FDR was going to put health insurance in with SS. Withdrew it. 1943- Gov controlled wages so companies looked for a way to recruit workers. Benefits. Tax free benefit 1965 Medicare and Medicaid Programs Gov sponsored health insurance
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Health History 1974 RM Nixon wanted mandatory health insurance for everyone 1980’s Ronald Reagan Expansion of Medicare to include catastrophic coverage 2005 George W. Bush- prescription drug benefit for Medicare. 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law and What It Means For Us All. The Staff of the Washington Post.
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Why are so many uninsured? Too costly Between jobs Employer does not offer Early retirement Change in Marital Status Willing to take a risk Previous Illness may disqualify from buying insurance
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Why was health care reform such a big deal? 50 Million Uninsured Americans -2010 American Community Survey conducted by US Census Medical Bankruptcy Increasing Harvard Study 2009 (American Journal of Medicine vol.122 # 8) 62% of all bankruptcies have a medical cause Most medical debtors were well educated, middle class and had health insurance 50% increase in bankruptcies attributable to medical problems from 2001-2007.
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Why was health care reform such a big deal? Skyrocketing Costs- Next slide Shorter life spans than other nations who spend less. People do not understand the new law Problems with Insurers and the customers Limits of coverage Dropping people who paid Some people were uninsurable
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What health care spending goes… For every dollar spent on health care 31 cents goes to hospital care 21 cents for physician and clinical services 10 cents for prescription drugs 7 cents for net cost of private insurance 6 cents nursing home care 4 cents structures and equipment
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Health Care Costs 1987 500 Billion 1993 900 Billion 2002 1.6 Trillion 2007 2.2 Trillion Costs outpaced inflation 1.2 Trillion Centers for Medicare and Medicaid USA Today 8e 9-23-09 How Health Care Spending Rose
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Confusion abounds 53% of Americans described their feelings as confused on the new health reform law
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