The Health Care Crisis and What to Do About It

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The Health Care Crisis and What to Do About It Ashford University MHA620, Health Policy Analyses March 13, 2013 The cost of receiving treatment- cost effectiveness Hard-core diseases have proved to be hell for most people because of the high costs of treatment. In a country like the U.S. that is a world leader in advanced medical care, a significant proportion of its total gross domestic product (GDP) is used to fund health care. A lot of money is used in treating some of these diseases and there is no guarantee that the disease will be totally suppressed. The private sector spends more on health care and the government provides funds in enhancing the health sector. The aspect of spending more in health than in food…show more content…
When selecting people to receive insurance covers, employers should never assume that the health status of their employees represents that of the larger population. Health-insurance programs should benefit the larger population who pays taxes (Krugman). Innovative health care- the technology involved Groundbreaking innovations have taken the health system to greater heights. Scientists are working around the clock to unmask some of the most pressing needs in the field of medicine. They are in search of drugs that will one day cure some of the deadliest diseases in human history. But how significant have these innovations been to the majority of people who cannot afford expensive health care? If the innovation of high-tech medical care is to the detriment of the common people, why should we continue embracing such kind of technology? We all appreciate the levels to which technology has taken health care. However, such kind of technology has proved very costly and the majority of people cannot sustain such kind of system. Some renowned medics have discovered scientific inventions that are still very relevant in our daily lives. The history of medicine dates back to the discovery of polio vaccine and the agents that cause cancer. The use of Deep Brain Stimulation in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease is also another great invention in medicine. Another major innovation of recent
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