Valerie Benavidez Professor Stewart ENC 1101 15 November 2015 The Healthcare Crisis in the States Today, many Americans struggle to obtain minimum, let alone full healthcare coverage. The cost of healthcare has sky rocketed over the years and has become less affordable for thousands of people across the U.S. The number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time high. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes perfect sense, economically, because it eases rising costs, has been more successful at previous attempts of reform, and provides a better healthcare system overall, compared to the initial medical care system we use today.
People stopped using banks. Millions of people lost all their savings when many banks ran out of funds and closed. Your father and mother are among several million persons who have lost their jobs. Your family has no money to buy food because the banks. People began losing money, and were forced to sell their stocks at much lower prices.
The cost to keep these patients is cringe worthy and there are very few patients that are wealthy enough to sustain the costs. For those who are not wealthy the cost and burden of debt falls onto love ones. Most family members do not usually think of the costs while they are still on this earth but when they pass away they are left with a huge hospital bill, sometimes leaving people bankrupt. Ronald Dworkin, author of Power for Life, said that "most patients want to spare there love ones with burdens of keeping them alive (193). In allowing these patients to make the choice of ending their lives one can save their loved ones obscene amounts of money and alleviate a
This translate to over twelve million people looking for jobs. When employers want to hire people, not have a permanent residency and lacking a mode of transportation makes you look unreliable. When compared to someone else who has a car and place to live, employers don’t have to think twice about who they want to hire. Also many homeless people have a mental illness or disability making them unable to have a job. Even those with a job are unable to make a sustainable living off it.
“Typically, Tribal and Federal governments are the largest employers on the reservations. Many households are overcrowded and earn only social security, disability or veteran 's income” (Aid). The lack of jobs and economic opportunity mean that, depending on the reservation, a lot of adults on reservations are unemployed. “Among American Indians who are employed, many are earning below poverty wages. The overall percentage of American Indians living below the federal poverty line is 28.2%.
It is stated that thirty-eight percent of homeless people abuse alcohol and twenty-six percent abuse drug. Some drug addicts and alcoholics become addicts when they are homeless already. However, some become homeless because of being dependent on drugs and alcohol most of their lives. Since they are dependent on drugs and alcohol their family will give up trying to help them, leaving them homeless and without any way of getting help. There are over forty-seven thousand American veterans who are homeless and seventy percent of those veterans are suffering from some form of mental illness.
However, fast food restaurants changed this paradigm by being able to order and receive an entire meal in under 60 seconds from a vehicle. This new paradigm brought jobs to millions of people, however, it came with side effects such as increasing health hazards for the American public. Fast food companies offer jobs to millions of citizens and with fast food restaurants becoming ubiquitous, these numbers will increase rapidly. According to Statista, the World 's leading statistic source, "In 2013, there were 3.65 million fast-food restaurant employees in the U.S.
Living Old in America In American today, those over 85 are now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Medical advances allowed the number of Americans to live longer with healthier lives but comorbidities for others. In the past two decades, patients died from viruses, influenza and pneumonia. Today, advancement in healthcare has created a new development.
The United States spends the most money on healthcare than any other country, however the healthcare related results are almost non-existent. Growing healthcare costs continues to surpass the growth of the United States economy, and has been reliably doing so since the 1970’s. The results of the continuous rising healthcare costs jeopardize the economic well being of millions of individuals, families and businesses. Before the implementation of Affordable Care Act, forty million Americans were estimated to be uninsured. The strategic aim of universal health coverage is to ensure that everyone can use the health services they need without risk of financial ruin or impoverishment, no matter what their socio-economic situation.
Because, of the baby boomers there will be a large number of aging people. PTs are high in demand. This occupation is faster growing than the average job. There are more the 204,000 physical therapist in the United States. The average wage for a physical therapist is about $84,000.
This causes a lot of problems for the infected: depression due to isolation due as well as employment and occupational difficulties. As mentioned earlier, onchocerciasis is the world’s second leading cause of blindness in preventable infectious diseases (WHO, 2014). People that are blind or partially blind are unable to find or keep jobs, and rely heavily on their family for income, food and shelter. According to WHO 2013 report, the loss in socioeconomic development due to onchocerciasis was thirty million U.S. dollars in the early 1970s.
To sum it up, obesity is terrible and deadly disease that is affecting many of our youths today. It is caused by many different things, and has a lot of negative health effects. But, there are plenty of ways to fix this epidemic, both at home and as a whole. As a nation United, America has overcome many challenges and struggles, and this is simply another one that can be
And almost nine times male that female is arrested and that female elderly the percentage are lower than the male. More and more elderly people are ending up dying behind bars and the facilities are spending more money than they should have done. Like spending on medical treatment or housing. The amount spend on an inmate is between 40,000 and 44,000 a year for their rest of their life’s. and that not including medical treat meant expensive that he needs.
The aim of this essay is to explore the impact of ageism within healthcare, on patients, safety, quality and healthcare teams. Strategies, principles and theories to help combat the negative outcomes caused by ageist behaviour will also be discussed. Butler defines ageism as prejudices and stereotypes that are applied to older people based on their age (2012) Ageism, like racism and sexism, is a way of pigeonholing people and not allowing them to be individuals with unique ways of living their lives (Hunter, 2012). Ageism within healthcare can lead to social withdrawal, Isolation, depression and decline in quality of lifestyle and health (Perry, 2012).