Final Critical Analysis : Health Care Delivery

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Final Critical Analysis Health care delivery in the United States is a complex system that is conditionally changing. New policies, physician availability, insurance trends, technology, population growth, and cultural influences shape patient access (Shi & Singh, 2013, p. 353). Health care reform is a highly debated topic in America today. By adding funds to the current system it is treating the symptoms and not addressing the cause of the delivery system problems (Moyers, 2009). There are many aspects of the health system that need to be evaluated and improved in the near future (Wexler, et al. 2014). Controlling Insurance Costs Controlling insurance costs are a significant political topic in America. The uninsured in America totals forty five million, causing it to remain a high social concern (Shi & Singh, 2013, p. 338). Many of the insured seek care at hospitals, often leading to bad debt write offs. These loses get factored into paying consumers’ costs. It is estimated that insured consumers pay an extra one thousand dollars in premium cost each year to offset losses from seeing uninsured patients (DeMoss, 2015). If the health care system fails to control costs, it could destroy the infrastructure of the healthcare system (PBS, 2009). In 2010, America spent 17.9% of the GDP on healthcare expenses. Health insurance premiums have increased 3%-13% since 2000 (DeMoss, 2015). There are many proposed plans and theories on cost control. Managed care is a mechanism to
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