First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Eric J. BayerFollow

Mentor/s

Brent Little Alicja Stannard

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Every year, 3.5 trillion dollars is spent on healthcare. Yet, up to 75% of that money is spent on disease patterns that are fully preventable. Many have argued for different solutions: medicare for all, the affordable care act, or some other solution. This project takes a unique perspective in an effort to identify the crux of the issue: mis-incentivization and lack of emphasis on preventive care. Further, the argument is made for a fundamental culture shift in the healthcare insdustry that has the potential to dramatically change the financial, medical, and ethical hardships that exist in the American healthcare system of today.

College and Major available

Exercise Science BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone 20SPHN-300-D, Brent Little and Alicja Stannard

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Eric Bayer, Exercise Science, Honors, 2021

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

The Sickness of American Healthcare: The Ethical and Financial Issues that are Enabling a Mis-incentivized Disease Management System

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Every year, 3.5 trillion dollars is spent on healthcare. Yet, up to 75% of that money is spent on disease patterns that are fully preventable. Many have argued for different solutions: medicare for all, the affordable care act, or some other solution. This project takes a unique perspective in an effort to identify the crux of the issue: mis-incentivization and lack of emphasis on preventive care. Further, the argument is made for a fundamental culture shift in the healthcare insdustry that has the potential to dramatically change the financial, medical, and ethical hardships that exist in the American healthcare system of today.

 

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