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- Delay needed care: patients sicker when they finally see a doctor and recovery less likely - Poor compliance: patients may not follow treatment regimen; Skipped follow-up visits and Unfilled prescriptions 3. Discussion of the barriers to health care for uninsured 4. Discussion of the consequences of not getting care 5. Where do the uninsured get medical care? - Public community hospitals - Around 1000 community hospitals - Community health centers - Emergency rooms: Will not deny care to a victim of an auto-accident. - Physicians 6. Uncompensated Care 2
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- Federal government: $20 Billion - State Government: $10 Billion - Private Sources: $10 Billion - Physician donated time, forgone profits, philanthropy * This does NOT mean the patient will not be billed, reported to collection agency, and have bad debt/bankruptcy 3
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Question 2 What demand and supply factors have contributed to the dramatic rise and growth rate of health care spending in the U.S. after 1965 ? According to health economists, which factor has had the most significant effect? Why did managed care have only a temporary effect in slowing down the rate of health care spending? 1. Government programs fueled increased spending from 1960-1980 - Medicare lowered medical care prices (out-of-pocket) for aged - Triggered rise in demand for hospital and physician services - The result was a dramatic increase in price and a less dramatic increase in use - Costs rose from need to attract more personnel which lead to an increase in price 2. Tax advantage of private health insurance also fueled this increase - Private health insurance subsidized by government because insurance premium is not
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  • Spring '08
  • Harrington
  • medical care

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