Harlema Health Care Case Study

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Competition should lead to lower costs and better quality of services, but, unfortunately, the US spends more money per capita than any other advanced country and has poor outcomes for many health indicators. Further, the US has poorer outcomes for many health indicators than other countries. In the United States in 2012, the cost of healthcare per person averaged about $9000 per year. In 2012, data from CMS stated that the total spending on healthcare in 2012 was $2.8 trillion (1). Despite competition in the health care field, two of the very prominent reasons for high costs are high administrative costs, the use of costly new technologies and drugs, and unhealthy behavior on (some, not all) of the patients’ behalves. As far as high administrative…show more content…
When Harlem was established, it was a place meant for the rich upper class. However, a financial collapse shortly before caused an issue, and many black people needed a place to live, so it became a center of black culture. However, the Harlem Renaissance in the late 1990s brought with it a measure of gentrification: new construction and renovation. There was an increase in people buying homes and investing in their homes/the neighborhood in Harlem. Construction took over as townhouses and apartment buildings began being built in Harlem. The old landscape disappeared as the newly renovated townhouses and apartment buildings were made. Nice restaurants, chain stores, and even Starbucks came into Harlem. Reinvestment is seen when the private sector puts in a large amount of money into a neighborhood that needs it, and that is exactly what happened in Harlem. Another measure of gentrification that Lance Freeman provides is that whites increasingly started to visit/move into Harlem. There began to be a change in demographic profile, not necessarily a huge one but a prevalent one. Though the demographic crowd maybe stayed the same, the median household income of the people moving into to Harlem had significantly gone up. With all the modifications, the people who once lived in Harlem can no longer afford to live in Harlem, because gentrification cranks up the prices of living. That is why people of higher statuses with more money are able to move in, while people of lower status and less money are being pushed out. These modifications are all signs of gentrification

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