National Health Care For The United States

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According to Cothran (2015), “Over the past five decades, there have been major shifts in how we pay for hospital care, physician services, long term care, prescription drugs, and other services and products”. Before Medicare and Medicaid, about half of hospital care was not covered by insurance. About 100 % of the spending on prescription medications came from the customers in the 1960s (Cothran, 2015). But, in 2014, customers spent 15% less. Team B will explain our position on national health care spending in the United States. We will also include: current national health care costs, if we are spending too much or not, should we add or cut spending and why, how health care needs are paid for, and future economic needs of the health…show more content…
The pharmaceutical industry is yet another part of health care that is receiving immense profits from its advertisements and a physician prescribing only certain medications. The truth is that some of the medicines can cause more harm than good. So who’s really profiting? Truth is, that the physicians and pharmaceutical companies are benefiting; when the doctor prescribes medications that causes more issues than it cures, a revolving door is created so that the physicians and pharmaceutical companies can keep gaining profits. For instance, if a patient receives medicine to treat an ailment and it creates more health issues then the doctor will now keep prescribing medications to “fix” an issue, when it is actually making the patient worse. By creating a need the companies are able to keep themselves afloat. The federal budget was 3.8 trillion for the 2015 fiscal year. The government to take care of each and every American divides the 3.8 trillion; this comes to about 12,000 per American ("National Priorities Project", 2015). Over 90% of federal monies are used for mandatory and discretionary spending. The rest is spent on interest that the government has accumulated. 1.11 trillion is the equivalent of what was spent in discretionary spending in 2015. About 60% was spent on military and government, 6% on education, the rest was divided almost equally 5% or less on: veteran’s benefits, food and agriculture, transportation, science, environment, housing and
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