This situation is extremely dangerous for a country and is not worth the risk. 2016 is a new year, and the healthcare system is subject to change with the introduction to a new president. Each president has a plan in mind in effort to please the public while still considering the immediate cost to the government as well as decades later. (Troy, Tevi) This year is the year of change in America and the results may be irreversible and may regret years to come. The implication of free health care must take into account the present and future and how the system will be beneficial to America in 50 years.
Agencies on Aging are non-profit, and are mainly funded through Federal dollars which exist because of the Older Americans Act, which began in 1965. The agencies are in need of innovative ways to compete for services needed to fulfill the growing aging populations which these agencies support. Because Federal funding is slow to catch up to today’s costs of care, transportation, and social needs of the growing aging populations, agencies on aging are focusing on changes in ways to compete for funds. The high cost of service needs will ultimately affect the already meager resources agencies on aging face daily. Due to the restructuring of the healthcare system the main challenge is competition for services that are cost effective.
It is my analysis of the financial burden and decisions we had to make for my grandmother is that as the demand increases for long-term care as the baby boomer population ages, Medicare and Medicaid will be forced to reevaluate how they pay for long-term care. Many states are not equipped to handle the comprehensive needs of this aging population (Ford, Henderson, & Handley, 2010). Also, families are forced to take on enormous financial burdens due to the lack of coverage by Medicare (Can Medicare, 2015). The are no true pros to this situation. The main cons are the financial burden that many families make in this situation.
Having transgender soldiers makes the medical cost higher and hinders military effectiveness. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail," says President Trump. Allowing transgender soldiers to serve is more money which the U.S. does not have time to focus on. "The cost would be between $2.4 million and $8.4 million annually for transition-related costs. The group estimated there are between 1,320 and 6,630 active-duty transgender service people currently," according to a RAND analysis commissioned by the Department of Defense.
The emergence of public health challenges in the next decade will not be something new and it will not easily fixed. The institutions that are currently in place and have historically contributed to issues of health inequities and will continue to do so unless they are deconstructed and rebuilt with equity in mind. The three most important public health challenges will be the rate of uninsured people and the mistrust that this causes, the medical industrial complex and the effects of trying to deconstruct mass incarceration. The Affordable Care Act raised the rate of insured people in America across gender, age and ethnic lines (Who Gained Health Insurance). The statistics on this topic are staggering, almost every group of Americans gained coverage under the ACA, however with recent plans to repeal the ACA by the new Trump administration it seems that millions of Americans will lose coverage.
Baby boomers challenge the stereotypes about aging is that they do not want to retire at the age of 60 years old. They already know that the economy has changed and therefore money is not available for a lengthy retirement. The average baby boomer today is more active than a person would think that they are active. They take a important role in exercise and are open to new ideas. Examples of families in later life that dispel negative myths on aging is the fact that people are living longer.
Americans face higher insurance premiums, higher deductibles, and higher prescription drug costs than ever before. Trump attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act but the bill was pulled because the legislation was not going to receive enough votes to pass. Trump had promised his voters they he would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a much better plan. This has yet to come to fruition and it looks like Trump isn’t any closer to repealing Obama Care. Healthcare is still a major discussion point in this country and will continue to be while so many Americans struggle to afford health insurance.
Thomas Malthus’s An Essay on the Principle of Population offers a grim hypothesis regarding the world’s future based on our continuously increasing population growth, but a look around at the current state of humanity raises questions about the validity of these claims. The main principle underlying Malthus’s argument is that there simply is not enough, and there never has been enough, resources on this earth to sustain the indefinitely increasing world population, but there are still naysayers who reject this particular line of thinking. Over the past few years, major technological improvements have pushed the hypothetical doomsday scenario further and further away, leading many to wonder when and if it will ever really arrive, or, in contrast,
As a result, China is an aging society at present. To release its negative effect, China abolished the One-child Policy this year, trying to bring up the birth rate. In fact, aging society is frequently referred to as a threat to China. When TV shows and news talk about aging society, the decrease in demographic dividend, the significant cost of tax income of supporting old adults and how expensive it would be for young people with the skyrocketing prices would be mentioned, which may lead people to believe that it is the population of elderly here to be blamed, but actually, that is not the truth. In fact, the situation of aging society has been successfully handled in many other countries such as
This is due to the country confronts rapid population aging issue contributed by the demographic transition of longer life expectancy. Since the current social insurance schemes generally cover only until 58 years old, this social protection cover protection only until 58 years old this social protection system appears inadequate in ensuring financial sustainability during retirement. The government needs to devise a number of policies to restructure the overall social protection expenditure system because the budgetary pressure is caused by the large expenditure on social insurance programs. The investment approaches and strategies of the resources under the EPF system and pension fund needs to be strengthened in order to ensure financial sustainability among the elderly population. Greater transparency in the investment policies and performance of the civil service system need to be monitored.
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. There are many factors that led up to the reasons why healthcare costs have risen so rapidly, but one of the main reasons
As healthcare spending increased, financial strain was placed on businesses, individuals, and the government. Medicare spending began taking up more and more of the federal budget, threatening the continuation of the entire program and the ability of the government to help provide access to help for the elderly and disabled.2 These higher healthcare costs do not
In light of health care constraints of availability and accessibility of goods which is further justified by the rising health care cost of health care in the United States, which is projected to rise to several trillion in 2030.One area that has contributed to this ballooning health care cost is the utilization of the ED especially by illegal immigrants. I do not see how denying emergency care to illegal immigrants can be done pragmatically. These immigrants utilize the Emergency department for their care and often go there when they are quite ill which adds to the overall cost.