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Healthcare Costs
This paper examines the increasing costs of healthcare to consumers in the US today.
# 103922 | 1,325 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on May 29, 2008 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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The paper discusses the increasing costs of healthcare and healthcare insurance to the consumer in the current market. The paper looks at the various methods that patients are using to finance medical care. This includes Medicare and Medicaid, self-paying patients, patients relying on philanthropic sources and insurance that is integrated with managed care systems.

Managed Care/Insurance Providers

From the Paper:

"Healthcare costs and payment are increasingly problematic across the U.S. market because of increasing costs and increasing rates of uninsured patients. Within the healthcare apparatus there are some aspects which affect the cost of healthcare greatly such as staffing requirements, workload activities, as well as a host of variables, all of which affect affordability which have led to costs increasing as much as 12% by recent estimates (Medical, 2007). These variables consist of shift percentages, skill mix percentages, education and training costs, and a host of other miscellaneous expenses related to healthcare delivery (Geisler, Krabbendam & Schuring, 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Average out of pocket medical spending. (2003). MLR: The Editor's Desk.
  • Chin, T. (2005). Medicare pay cuts threaten physician tech investments. American Medical News, 48/18, p.1.
  • Galbick, G. (1996). Is there a doctor in the house? Journal of Accountancy, 182(3), 105+.
  • Geisler, E., Krabbendam, K., & Schuring, R. (Eds.). (2003). Technology, Health Care, and Management in the Hospital of the Future. Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Hilliard, B., & Yon, R. M. (2005). Health Care Initiatives and the Modern Presdiency. White House Studies, 5(1), 3+.

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