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The Impact of Baby Boomers, Under-Insured, Uninsured and Chronic Problems on Healthcare

Group D: Rodney Revish Tracey Perry Noemi Portillo Towanda Ross Yoseline Morales

HS 546: Health Insurance and Managed Care Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University Professor: David Adu-Boateng February 19, 2012

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TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .... ii EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....v PROBLEM / ISSUE STATEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... vii Impact on Baby Boomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..vii Top Chronic Conditions that affect Healthcare cost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii The Uninsured and Under-Insured with Pre-Existing Illness that cannot afford Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .viii Retiring Baby Boomers in the Nursing Industry and the impact on cost and quality of care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .viii LITERATURE REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..ix Defining Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . x How does Health Care affect cost when it comes to Baby Boomers, Underinsured, Uninsured and Chronic Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x How does Health Care affect Quality Care when it comes to Baby Boomers, Underinsured, Uninsured and Chronic Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .xii How does Health Care affect Accessibility when it comes to Baby Boomers, Underinsured,Uninsured and Chronic Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

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How does retiring nurses from the baby boomer generation directly affect cost and quality of healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .xiv PROBLEM ANALYSIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiv The effect of retiring Baby Boomers and its impact cost and quality of Healthcare . . . . . . . xiv The effect of Baby Boomers with more than one chronic disease on Healthcare . . . . . . . . . xvi The effect of the underinsured and uninsured with pre-existing illness who cannot afford treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . xvii SOLUTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . …… xvii Proposed Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……………………… xvii Managing the impact of Baby Boomers on healthcare (cost) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xviii Prevention Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …………………………………xix Disease Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .xix Cost effective program for underinsured and the uninsured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . .xx Addressing the cost and quality of care issue related to retired baby boomer nurses. . . . . . xxi Using Technology as a training tool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
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