The trends in death rates of diabetes as the underlying cause increased from 15.8 to 16.5 per 100,000 between 1980 and 2007. Death rates for males increased by 21%, but decreased by 8% for females between 1980 and 2007. The death rates increase with age, 87% of deaths with diabetes as the underlying cause where in those aged 65 years or older. Diabetes death rates are 6.6times higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Prevalence, has risen from 1.3% of the Australian population diagnosed with diabetes in 1990 to 2.4% in 1995 to 4% in 07-08 the rise is mostly due to the increase in type 2, diabetes, but there has also been a rise in those suffering with type 1.
Their goal is to prevent or treat the disease by 2025. In coming decades, Scientists predict the number of people will rise to 13.8 million. The aging population is increasing because of low birth rates and increased life expectancy. As America 's population ages, there will be other health issues emerging. The most common health concerns for seniors are diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer.
The aging population play a major role in healthcare cost in the US. People are living longer than ever before in history. This is of huge significance because the elderly population receive services through publicly funded programs such as Medicaid and Medicare and although many adults are living longer, they usually have chronic and multiple health conditions which require frequent and longer visits to health establishments. This demographic is expected to double in population size by the year 2050, approximately 20% of the population will be 65 years and older. It affects the entire climate of healthcare, providers are concerned with the reimbursement rates which seem to keep decreasing and not keeping up with inflation, and with over half of the workforce in retirement, the people working pay most of the taxes which affects the amount available for funding these programs.
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.
The number of persons over the age of 65 will double by 2030. The older population may also present with comorbidities that demand more physician services. Of the 83 million people over age 62, 14 million will have diabetes, and 21 million will be obese. However, first year enrollment in medical schools has declined every year since 1980.Other conditions that will drive demand for physician services include rates of heart disease and cancer, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. It is projected that the shortage will most affect the primary care sector of physician services.
Since 1948-2010, the NHS experienced significant changes to its core structure, which brought decentralisation and the way funding and purchasing decision are made, which led the introduction of service commissioning (NHS 2010). This is due to the current financial burden on the NHS related to the government financial constraint and spending cuts (Appleby 2012). Thus, contribute for the NHS under considerable funding and budgetary constraint for the next five years to achieve productivity saving of £22 billion by 2020/21 (Parliament UK 2015). The NHS biggest spending is allocated to the ever increasing elderly population especially those with long term conditions and purchasing of clinical equipment etc (NHS Confederation 2014). The National
Between 2010 and 2050, the United States population ages 65 and older will nearly double, the population ages 80 and older will nearly triple, and the number of nonagenarians and centenarians—people in their 90s and 100s—will quadruple. (KFF, 2015) Trustees of Medicaid are forecasting that in 2024, Medicaid will start running out of funding. Although there is little evidence in the trustee’s projections it is still something that needs to be looked as more and more people are getting older and are needing benefits vs a number of people putting in. Every day there are 10,000 people turning 65 or older. Now that the Affordable Care Act has been implemented it is allowing for elderly to be able to get yearly exams and wellness checks.
Though the average life expectancies have continued to increase since the creation of the baby boom generation, those who live longer lives will most likely be burdened with the constantly increasing cost of healthcare in the United States. More money required to be paid to healthcare for the betterment of older life means less money that can be dedicated to lifestyle choices like foods, living arrangements, etc.. With the baby boomers reaching retirement age, the social security fund will most likely decrease and may be expected to go bankrupt by the sheer amount of people to retire in upcoming
With the increase of health care premiums, hidden administrative costs, high cost of prescription drugs along with defensive medicines these costs are eating up working the American raises. These are a few reasons working Americans can’t get ahead financially. As of January 1st health care premiums increased twenty-five percent for 2017. Between 2015 and 2016 the increase was about 4%. In 2016 the standard annual premiums were about $18,142 for a family of four that was fully covered.
The average life expectancy has increased over the last century; the average life expectancy for women is 80 years while men are expected to live to about 75 years old. The population of older adults over the age of 65 years is expected to increase from 35 million in 2000 to 70 million by the year 2030. Aging is a slow decline in the ability of an organism to resist stress, damage, and disease. As the human body ages there are physical and biological changes that occur as well. The lifestyles that we chose to live have a large impact positively and negatively in the way we age.
But yeah it is nice to have extra money by raising minimum wage but it is going to be the same thing overall, if not worse the bills are going to go up with it. Raising minimum wage could reduce the benefits you get such as insurance, vacation, and your future. Raising it as well means what about all the people that already have their worked their way to what the minimum wage wants to be set at. Do they expect them to stay at that same wage or go up as much as minimum wage raised. It is hard to raise the minimum wage therefore it shouldn 't.