Identify and discuss the most pressing strategic issues facing President Moen. The most pressing issues facing President Moen are: 1. Overcrowding of the Emergency Department: EMC which is located in Turlock, California has a rapidly ageing population comprising of the baby boomers and Hispanic patients; both of which were the fastest growing segment of emergency department admissions at EMC. Half of the patients admitted to the emergency department of EMC were either underinsured through government funded programs like MediCal or were uninsured. 2.
Medicare has been the traditional health care insurance for the elderly for decades. As the aging population rises rapidly, there is an increased demand for coverage for baby boomers as they use almost double the amount of health care as younger generations (Williams & Torrens, 2008). By 2029, 75 million baby boomers will be expected to reach the age 65 (Mann, Raphael, Anthony, & Nevitt, (2016). One of the main questions is how will this generation afford long-term care as it is the personal responsibly of the patient (Edlund, Lufkin, & Franklin, 2003). There is a very limited coverage of benefits for long-term care.
Only twenty-one percent of millennials are married while forty-two percent of baby boomers were married at the same age, almost one out of every four millennials have a bachelor degree or higher making them the most educated generation ever seen. Millennials also take the cake in the most racially diverse generation ever seen as well, with nineteen percent of them being Hispanic heritage, fifteen percent being African American and four percent being Asian. It 's gets even more diverse for this new generation, majority of millennials are sick of their baby boomer parents style of suburbia living and are attracted to cities that can fit their quick attention spans. This is a generation that is growing at an alarming rate as well, and to think all this procreation occurred after no wars or depressions. The population is projected to peak in 2036 for this diverse millennial generation, with 81.1 million.
Today, this issue is due to many more reasons than the dust bowl ruining many things. Focusing on America, our population has grown insanely high since the “dirty thirties”. While population has risen, so have prices. The price on many, many products have gone up in the last decade, making people with a lower pay struggle with living. It’s crazy how many people are unemployed in the US right now and with people believing there will be an 80% stock market crash in 2016, things could only get worse.
Elderly offenders are a number of men and women ages 55 years and older that face life sentence or waiting for parole. There are more male than female prisoners there's about 42% white prisoners, 33% are black and around 15% hispanic. Elderly prison have grown from 32,600 in 1995 to 124,400 in 2010. They say that about the year 2030 will approach one third of the total prison population. Elderly prisons are two to three times more expensive than younger offenders, they could be up $72,000 per year for medical care and housing.
The nursing shortage is one major issue that was presented in chapter 60. According to Mason, researchers predicted the nursing shortage will reach between 300,000 to nearly 1 million nurses by 2030. This issue still persist in today’s workforce due to the high population of the baby boomers retiring and the sudden increase in longevity of geriatric population. As a result, this causes the demand for nursing care to exceed the supply of nurses. In addition to increased demand created by an aging U.S. population, many patients are living with chronic conditions (Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee, 2016) which further add to the demands.
According to the CDC Hispanics of Mexican origin make up approximately 17 percent of the population in the United States. They are the one of the largest cultural populations in U.S. has risen dramatically over last four decades. There are a variety of reason that lead to health disparities for the Hispanic community these reasons then lead to the individuals not obtaining healthcare. First, it was reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012 that 29.1 percent of the Hispanic do not have health insurance. This usually prevents the majority of Hispanic people from receiving health care.
“Technology is constantly advancing, price competition is fierce, and the consumer is king,” writes Sally C. Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute. “In the past decade, more than three million Lasik procedures have been performed. During that time, the average price of Lasik eye surgery has dropped nearly 40 percent, from $2,200 to $1,350 per
As many as 200,000 Canadians will experience homelessness each year and on any given night, about 30,000 Canadians are homeless. Any way you try to measure poverty in Canada, certain groups are worse than others this including Aboriginal Canadians that make about 30 percent less than the rest of Canadians this was found by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Also more groups likely to be affected by poverty include lone parents, new immigrants to Canada, people with disabilities and seniors as Statistics Canada has said. Even for any one individual, poverty is not easy or straight-forward to explain and at the national level, the causes of poverty are even more complicated and hard to solve. But poverty can also come from structural problems.
Over 40 million people in the United States are foreign-born immigrants. They represent 13 percent of the total population resided in the country, and they are increasing constantly. However, over the past few years, many immigrant languages have declined in number. Strong pressure of monolingualism towards immigrants has led to extinction of their mother tongue. Bilingualism in the United States has been changed over one or two generations, from monolingualism in a minority language to monolingualism in English1.
In a period of 30 years the poverty rate of immigrants across America more than doubled. In 1970 of the 4,605 immigrants in this country 12% percent or 552 immigrants were in poverty. By the year 2000 of the 112,016 immigrants in this country 44% or 49,287 were in poverty. Although the change seems grand, due to the rising amount of immigrants in this country the amounts closely replicate each other. In conclusion immigration in the United States is an ever-changing thing.
More women than men die of heart disease and thousands of children are born each year with heart defects. In addition, nearly 81 million Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease, which costs an estimated $449 billion each year. As the population ages, cardiovascular disease will have an even greater human and economic impact. It is estimated that the more than 75 million Americans will be 65 years of age or older by the year 2020. (Texas Heart Institute,
Life expectancy has increased by thirty years during the twentieth century. It is “the average number of years a population of a certain age would be expected to live, given a set of age-specific death rates in a given year (Health People.gov).” Within different ethnic groups, “women have a higher life expectancy than men.” Also, life expectancy “provides global information about disparities (Kominski, G. (2014).” There are gaps between men and women, and between blacks and whites. According to Changing the U.S. Health Care System, Latino females have the highest life expectancy rate, and African American man had the lowest life expectancy rate.
With the military when listed about you get 50 percent of your last pay plus 2.5 percent for every additional year after 20 years served. He would be earning 62.5 percent of the 90,320 dollars a year for the rest of his life. This is 56,450 dollars a year, now doing this for the next 12 years minus the cost of living would give us 435,072 dollars. That added to
A. Ageism- prejudice towards people based on their age (Moody, 13). With the life expectancy nearly doubling over the past 100 years, more and more Americans are surpassing the 65-year age landmark. In a survey of people age 60 and above, 80% reported experience with ageism (Dittmann, 2003). Ageism has harm on the mentality of the aging American. Those exposed to positive stereotypes of aging lived 7.5 years longer than those with negative perception to aging.