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And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

(via mostlysignssomeportents)

GHSD - 6500, Course 1 (8/27/13)

1.) Why is this a required course?

(for starters let’s not jump into profit margins and jargon - try and maintain your innocence a bit and remember that this is about People and helping make or keep them Healthy)

Making or Keeping People Healthy is a Mission


Achieving a Mission requires using Resources

  • Resources = people, energy, supplies, expertise, transportation etc

Resources require Access in order to use them

  • Access comes from buying power - (gifts, donations, money)

There can be Alternative Resource Solutions to Mission needs

  • For example to monitor bed wetting, could use a digital chip built into beds that send a radio signal to a single nurse, or employ 5 nurses to check around on everyone.  
  • What would be the pros cons & differences influencing the best strategic decision?

Healthcare decisions are different than those in other industries.

2.) How do we assess the economic state of a group?


Two Basic Ways:

  1. Fiscal Position - a snapshot comparison of Total Assets to Total Liabilities
  2. Fiscal Activity - a review and projections of economic exchange
  • Assets - are things owned
  • Liabilities - are things owed
  • To compare assets to liabilities, make an inventory of each and assign numbers

  • Income - can be in different forms, for example taxed and untaxed
  • Income - is fiscal activity (of a certain kind)
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Health Icon

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Health Icon

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Richard Simmons - Health Icon

"Typhoid" Mary Mallon - Dark Health Icon

"Typhoid" Mary Mallon - Dark Health Icon

Robert Koch, bacteriologist - Health Icon

Robert Koch, bacteriologist - Health Icon

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Walter Reed - Health Icon

C. Everett Koop, Ex-Surgeon General - Health Icon

C. Everett Koop, Ex-Surgeon General - Health Icon

Dr. Regina Benjamin, American Surgeon General - Health Icon

Dr. Regina Benjamin, American Surgeon General - Health Icon

Louis Pasteur - Health Icon

Louis Pasteur - Health Icon

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Mary Seacole - Health Icon

Florence Nightingale - Health Icon

Florence Nightingale - Health Icon

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John Snow - Health Icon

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Edwin Chadwick - Health Icon

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Hippocrates - Health Icon