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The Current Direction
Of
Health Care Organizations

Debra A. Crawford
HCA421: Health Care Planning & Evaluation (BGJ1139A)
Instructor:  Galen Laprocido
October 10, 2011

The need for health care is abundant. We rely on our health to keep us going in life. Most of us can live without having to go to the doctor for every little thing (sniffles, cough, allergies, etc.) But there are some that require specialized care (obstetrics, surgical, etc.) that we can’t do on our own. Strategically, health care organizations feed off of our medical needs and try to provide those services to us. As we’ve grown over the years, we find that there are more specializations needed because there are “new anomalies” found throughout the world of science that affect how we live. Proposed health care reform and legislation

President Barak Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law March 23, 2010. The intent is to expand current coverage, control health care costs by making them more affordable to everyone, and improve on current health care delivery systems. The Health Care Reform Act of 2010 is one of the most highly discussed topics in the media today. (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010) Over the past 30 years, Health Care Reforms have undergone dramatic changes. The most highly argued debate of how health care should be managed through careful budgeting. Today, the Health Care Reform Bill will cost us tax payers approximately $239 billion over the next 10 years. This is a strong reduction from $1 trillion previously proposed. The impact of this bill, should it be finalized and approved, will provide the following positive examples: * Squeeze the savings of having Medicare and Medicaid by trimming $156 billion in payments to Medicare Advantage subscribers over the next 10 years and bringing the costs to be equivalent to regular Medicare coverage, taxing the wealthy by 5.4% if your income is at or...
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