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Health Care Spending

to Wayne (2012), "Federal, state and local governments are projected to spend $2.4 trillion on health care in 2021, half of all U.S. medical expenditures, according to the analysis in Health Affairs by actuaries and economists from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Government accounted for about 46 percent of health spending through 2013” (Glide Path). This particular article shows monumental increase predicted for government funded health care in the near future. Speculation regarding...

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Healthcare Right vs Privilege

terms of health. Although there are few public healthcare providers in the United States that are financed by taxes, namely Medicare and Medicaid, generally healthcare is provided by legal private entities. Medicare and Medicaid provide healthcare services to elderly people and to low-income families. However, there are millions of residents, who do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid coverage, and do not have insurance through their employers and/or cannot afford financially to purchase individual...

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The Rising Cost of Healthcare

breakdown on the cost is (National Coalition on Health Care, Facts on health care costs). Premiums have risen five times faster than workers’ wages, if medical spending continues to rise by just two percent more than a person’s personal income, by 2040 Medicare and Medicaid will rise 8.4 percent of gross domestic product this year’s 15.6 percent by 2040, according to Congressional Budget Office projections. If all government programs stay at the same size relative to the economy, the budget will grow from...

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Significant Health Care Event

signification change the U.S. medical system since Medicare and Medicaid reform during the 1960’s. The Affordable Care Act or ACA is designed to ensure that all Americans have medical coverage. It gives those that were uninsured a means to now have health insurance, offers a more affordable coverage to those who couldn’t afford their premiums, expanded the limitations on public insurance and subsidizes private insurance coverage, and with Medicare, expanded, reorganized, and reduced cost on some...

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Blue Cross Blue Shield

includes 60 transplant centers nationwide and covers transplants for heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, bone marrow, and stem cell. In the mid 1990’s the Balanced Budget Act added the Medicare+Choice program. This allowed beneficiaries multiple health plans to choose from. By 2000, BCBSA processed the majority of Medicare claims. These claims alone totaled over 163 billion. In 2003 over 88 million Americans were covered by BCBSA liscensees. Today 38 companies comprise the BCBSA system which provides...

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Hca.270 Week 2

run for eligible Medicaid beneficiary. (7) Outpatient surgery performed and billed to Tricare Prime. (8) Infant labor and delivery billed to Blue Cross Blue Shield. (9) Mammogram performed and billed to Medicare beneficiary. (10) Emergency visit for patient without insurance. | # | Medicare | Medicaid | Other Public Programs | Patients | Commercial Insurance | Managed Care Contracts | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1 |   |   |  x |   |   |   | 2 |   |   |   |   |   | x  | ...

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Medicare: Health Care and Affordable Care Act

Medicare/Medicaid Kleta Shinn HCS 310 December 6, 2010 Professor Jones Medicare and Medicaid Medicaid and Medicare was created and called the Social Security Act of 1965 to provide coverage for medical treatment for qualified individuals and their families. Medicaid is a program that is jointly funded and managed by the federal and state governments that reimburse hospital and physician for providing care to qualified patients who cannot afford medical expense. To qualify for Medicaid...

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Uninsured Americans

with a huge medical expense they cannot afford to pay. There are three sources of health insurance coverage, private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is the federal government primary health coverage for those over the age of 65; all persons in this age group are eligible for some basic coverage by Medicare. Although some may only be covered for Medicare part A (hospital coverage only) or part B (physician coverage), but most are covered for both. But for those who are not covered...

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Affordable Care Act, or better known as Obamacare. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965 (www.obamacarefacts.com). Obamacare was enacted to provide affordable health insurance to 44 million uninsured Americans and to reduce the growth in health care spending. Obamacare has done some important things already,...

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U.S. Health Care Timeline

people. This risk-spreading function helps make the cost of health care reasonably affordable for most people. | 1960 |  Medicare and Medicaid were previously known as Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). In 1965, the Social Security Act establishing both Medicare and Medicaid. The Social Security Administration (SSA) became responsible for the administration of Medicare and Social and Rehabilitation Service become responsible for the administration of Medicaid. | 1970 | Health Maintenance...

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