What’s Happening to Healthcare in the United States?
Healthcare in the United States is shifting to respond to a changing and expanding population of Americans relying on the government for healthcare coverage. From baby boomers entering retirement at a rate we’ve never seen before to an increased dependence on Medicaid as states struggle with budget deficits and cutbacks in reimbursement rates, the pressure on our system is alarming:
• Every day for the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will reach the age of 65
• 49.9 million Americans are uninsured
• Medicare & Medicaid now insures 1 in 3 Americans