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    1-Read the case study below answer the questions that are incorporated within the case study.
    2- Tell us what is your evaluation of the problem of the uninsured from a stakeholder perspective?

    Case Study: Business Feels the Consequences of the Uninsured Problem

    Not only do healthcare costs reduce our nation's ability to compete in the global marketplace, but also the loss of productivity due to illness or injury is of concern to any business. For the uninsured, time away from work further complicates family financial issues but also decreases overall productivity of the nation. Median time away from work in 2000 due to illness and injury was 6 days (median for males = 6 days; females = 5 days).42 A total of 1,664,000 days away from work were reported (those that were reported) in 2000.43 In 1996, temporary illness or injury resulted in 1,234,000 people between the ages of 20 to 64 years to miss work.44 Using the median days missing work per person (6 days) and the number of people missing work due to temporary illness or injury (1,234,000) by the percentage of Americans without health insurance (14.6% and removing the 24.7% of the uninsured that did not work), a crude estimate of workdays lost is calculated to be nearly 814,000 days attributed to uninsured working Americans. If those Americans had health insurance, how many days of missed work and productivitycould have been avoided? If only 20% of those lost workdays of the uninsured could have been avoided, over 160,000 workdays could have been added to the nation's productivity.

    How do you evaluate the problem of the uninsured from a stakeholder perspective? Use the template or model below to summarize your thoughts and discuss this problem with others.

    Describe the issue based on the topic/content area/change in your own words (2-3 sentences) (the uninsured Issue is the case study in the chapter):

    How does this topic/content area/change impact the following major stakeholder groups?

    explain what is the healthcare industry perspective on this issue over the next 3 years? Look at the topic, individually, from a cost, quality, and access point of view and then summarize the overall industry perspective in four to five sentences below.

    Cost: _______________________________________________________________________________

    Quality: _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Access: _______________________________________________________________________________________

    Overall industry perspective (integrate cost, quality, and access perspectives

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    Describe the issue based on the topic/content area/change in your own words (2-3 sentences) (the uninsured Issue is the case study in the chapter):
    Uninsured Americans skyrocket the healthcare costs and pull down the productivity of our nation. The existence of healthcare not only strains the family financial conditions but also makes US less competitive in the market place. The business, the country, and United States citizens get hurt because of the uninsured.
    How does this topic/content area/change impact the following major stakeholder groups?
    The first major stakeholder group is the businesses. The uninsured remain absent and this causes the business costs to increase and makes it uncompetitive. The second major stakeholder group is the families of the uninsured. They keep the money saved on insurance but throw money when unexpected illness or accident hits their family member. The third stakeholder group is the government. The government is hurt because lower productivity gives it lower tax revenues. Also, the government has to incur extra costs related to the uninsured. The fourth stakeholder group is the present health care system. Uninsured patients push the emergency services to their limits and this increases the strain on health insurance. The fifth stakeholder group is the persons that are insured. The weight of the uninsured burdens the insurance-healthcare system increasing the costs to the insured.
    Explain what is the healthcare industry perspective on this issue over the next 3 years?
    The healthcare industry perspective on this issue over the next 3 years is that low-income and unemployed individuals are more likely to lack health insurance. Those that have family incomes below the federal poverty level are more likely not to have health insurance. Further those who are below the federal poverty level describe their health as fair or poor. The health care industry perspective is that the government should pass a law making health insurance mandatory otherwise there will be an increase in deaths associated with un-insurance. Further, health care industry feels that there is a larger problem related to the underinsured.
    Look at the topic, individually, from a cost, ...

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