The Medicare Act and Health Prevention
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The paper relates that the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 has positively expanded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)' focus to preventing disease and assisting beneficiaries with managing their health. The paper further relates that smoking, obesity and the prevalence of sedentary lifestyles in the country are the leading causes of death. The paper then discusses how the Medicare Act improved the Medicare program to cover a number of services to prevent many such health problems, but points out that patients' actual utilization of what is offered is relatively low.
From the Paper:"Over the next few years, the United States will be experiencing the first wave of the demographic shift as the oldest segment of the baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, begin to turn sixty-five. Population reports estimate the number of people the age of sixty-five will double from 36 million in 2003 to more than 72 million in 2030. In spite of the negative trends in lifestyle management, people seem to be living longer lives due to positive changes and advancements in medicine, public health, and nutrition throughout the latter part of the twentieth century (Lapin, 2006)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Lapin, P. (2006).Overview: Medicare and prevention. Health Care Financing Review. 27.3, 1-4.
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