Role of the Government in Hospital Growth and Decline.docx

While the cost of health care has been on the

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while, the cost of health care has been on the increase and employers are complaining of the amount of money they have to part with to insure their employees. It is estimated that an average employee costs their employer more than $10000 a year on health benefits (Houle & Fleece, 2013). In addition, the annual costs keep increasing yearly by close to 10 percent (Houle & Fleece, 2013). Hospitals are also considered as danger zones because of the number deaths which occur due to negligence by doctors or nurses. Furthermore, there is no adequate data which is available to citizens which will help to identify which hospitals are safe or not. In regard, the government has to create policies which will cap the price on the cost of accessing healthcare.
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HEALTH CARE 4 Moreover, statistics of hospitals which are known to offer good medical services need to be known by citizens to help them get quality healthcare. Over the years, the life expectancy rate has increased, and the population is rising also. The increase in population has led to hospitals being congested and controlling the capacity has proved to be a daunting task for some hospitals. The congestion has led to citizens preferring medical care delivered in clinics and home settings. The introduction of clinics has led to the hospitals not being able to operate in full capacity and some cases resulted to the creation of new ambulatory care centers. For example, in Lakewood Ohio, the city has closed down its only hospital and turned into an ambulatory care center (Evans, 2015). The negligence by the USA government to increase the number of hospitals and reduce congestion has led to the growth of privately owned medical centers which offer better services and easier access to a health practitioner. Furthermore, the reduction of bed capacity has consequentially led to low income
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  • Fall '14
  • Prof.Oyawa
  • Government, Health care provider

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