ACOM340_Chapter12

Hope rangeofsuccessfulhealthcaremodels

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Unformatted text preview: lth insurance premiums have risen 10x faster than wages since 2001 Different care in different states; no consistency Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Less Costs More Actually costs less to provide ongoing care than to wait until people’s health deteriorates U.S. spends about 10% on preventive care; Japan devotes 30% of its budget to prevention and their population has a life span 5 years longer Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Out of Pocket, Out of Luck? Worldwide, 100 million people per year sink into poverty because of out­ of­pocket medical bills Problem worse in countries that require citizens to pay over 15%; U.S. is near 13% About half of U.S. residents who file bankruptcy do so because of medical bills Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Hope Range of successful health care models exists around the world and within the U.S. Some states are doing well in health care plans and reforms Some proposals and ideas to help reform our health care Communicating Abou...
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