Health Care Museum

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Health Care Museum Latesha Leftwich Health Care Delivery in the U.S. - HCS235 June 17, 2013 Elaina Mahlan, Facilitator Health Care Museum The United States health care system did not always exist and before 1920, most people did not have health care treatment. In order to understand our current healthcare system you need to know about the history of healthcare, how it started, and its evolution. In my research, you will learn about the history of and present usage of the American Medical Association, hospitals, nurses, Medicare/Medicaid, and the HMO Act of 1973. Exhibit A: The American Medical Association The American Medical Association (AMA) came about to make sure that traditional medicine and scientific concepts was used in…show more content…
In today’s healthcare nurses are the front line providers of healthcare services. Their skill and expertise reach far beyond hospital walls. Nurses today are critical links in maintain innovative healthcare (Whelan, J. 2013). This is the reason they are a part of my museum; nurses do and will always hold a special place in healthcare history and healthcare today. Exhibit D: Medicare/Medicaid Medicare/Medicaid was signed into law in 1965 to help prevent elderly retirees from going bankrupt (Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, 2013). The bill consisted of three parts: Part A would guarantee that hospitals stays would be paid for. Part B would cover outpatient hospital care with a premium and the third part was Medicaid. Medicaid gave funds to poor individuals who could not afford medication. Since it was implemented no major, changes have been made to the bill with the exception of a fourth part being added known as Part D. It replaced Medicaid paying for medication (Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, 2013). A significant development in Medicare came with Medicare plus choice, which allows an individual to contract alternative medical institutions. It has allowed elderly Americans to receive the healthcare they need, but it is breaking the nation as more and more people become eligible for it (Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, 2013). Senior citizens dominate a lot of health
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