Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Factors Contributing to Increasing U.S. Health Care Costs
Slide content:The Uninsured Receive Less preventive care Diagnosed at more advanced disease states Once diagnosed, received less therapeutic care Have higher mortality rates Cost of care is twice as much for uninsured vs. insured 19
Slide notes:In 2009, the number of uninsured rose to approximately 50 million people or one-sixth of the population. In general, the uninsured receive less preventive care, are diagnosed at a more advanced disease state because of delay in seeking treatment, receive less therapeutic care due to high costs of treatment after being diagnosed with an illness or chronic disease, and have higher mortality rates. The cost for care at a more advanced disease state is twice as much for the uninsured compared to an insured individual with the same disease. 19