Cdc Health Care System Advantages And Disadvantages

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-Capitation: A type of payment method with a fixed per capita that is made to health care providers by a care group management for medical services which being provided for individuals. In this case, care providers are assuming the financial risks. Those with coverages under the Affordable Care Act rely heavily on capitation. Under this payment method, health insurance companies pay the providers a set amount of money over a period (each month) to see number of patients. For example, insurance companies are to pay $50/patient for 50 patients/month. Whether the provider sees all 50 patients in that month or not, the provider will still be paid $50/patient for 50 patients. The disadvantage with that is if the providers are seeing more than 50…show more content…
According to CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report, 2011, there’s a substantial inadequate and unhealthy housing, the lack of access to health care strongly related to poor health outcomes (“Facts Sheet – CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities – U.S., 2011”, 2011). For example, children and elderly of non-Hispanic Whites had higher influenza vaccination coverages between 2009 and 2010 comparing with non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics. In comparison between non-Hispanic White women and non-Hispanic Black women, the mortality rate is higher in non-Hispanic Black women, meanwhile, the morbidity rate is lower than non-Hispanic White women. This is due to the delay in diagnosing breast cancer for non-Hispanic Black women. At the same (lowest) education level, infants born to non-Hispanic White women have a lower death rate comparing to non-Hispanic Black women. Socioeconomic status in a closer definition doesn’t necessary define income level, in fact, wealth is an economic indicator in racial disparities. Seventy percent of White families own their homes (wealth) comparing to non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic families. Considering income and employment statuses, the financial hardships non-Hispanic Blacks face result in other stressors which will affect…show more content…
lung cancer, oral cancer, death). This type of program is tailored to motivate smokers to quit and change behaviors. A decrease in sick days at work will increase productivity at work which is a result of increases of income. Another example, raising taxes on tobacco products is a population-based prevention effort as it is a result in improving the health of the entire population. Increasing taxes of tobacco products will make products to be less affordable for the population.
-Universal strategies in population-based prevention efforts apply to all individuals regardless of age, gender, class, education level, employment status, and income level. This strategy provides basic medical services to all citizens. Because it is universal, costs remain the challenge, however, university is fully funded by the public and politic figures.
-With targeted strategies, it is to focus on a “targeted” sub-group, or specific individual/place and not the entire population. Income level and employment status are a few selection criteria (“National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health”, 2013). Unlike universal strategies, targeted has a lower total cost with less financial support. Not all individuals may be enrolled in targeted due to specific selection criteria. Though, meeting the selection criteria, individuals and families may not be eligible entirely if circumstances

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