Healthcare/Health Insurance

  • The Start

    We didn't have the technology or equipment we have today. People depended on symptomatic treatment, and different poisons/fluids. They didn't really have people labeled as doctors or nurses. People who did help were repaid with kindness, because at the time people didn't have that much money. There was no health insurance or any programs. At the time is was completely non existant.
  • Technology

    During this time, there was a growth of technology, new organizational standards, government support in the form of licensing regulation. And new demands for healthcare were being created.
  • Unstable Patient Care

    Physicians would practice care at home, and provide patient care at home. At the time healthcare was very unregulated and wasn't well known nor existent. But, treatments were improving, and a number of hospitals and clinics were starting to open up.
  • Health Care Act

    Women reformers persuade Congress to pass the
    Sheppard-Towner Act, which provided matching
    funds to states for prenatal and child health centers
  • National Health Insurance

    The President at the time, Roosevelt, hired a committee to work on medical care. At the end, he did not want to risk the Social Security Act to further better national health reform.
  • Approved SSA

    Congresses passed the Social Security Act. This helps grant maternal and child health. Not only was it for maternal and child health but also for other child welfare services known.
  • Upbringing Help

    A plan called the Blue Shield plan which would help covers the cost of physician care was developed by a group of physicians. And the department of Health and Human services was created upon the Federal Security Agency, which also brought together federal agencies to discuss health insurance.
  • Hospital Care

    Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals, helped improve the hospital's care sufficiency. With the help of other hospitals volunteering they were able to improve patient care.
  • Military Healthcare

    A "military" medicare program was then developed. This program helped the armed forces with government health insurance. The Forand Bill was brought up to the house which was to provide healthcare to social security beneficiaries
  • Elderly Help

    The groundwork for the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid started to begin in the early 1960s. They than switched their focus and attention on to the elderly in need. The Kerr-Mills act was passed which would provide medical care to the poor and especially the elderly.
  • The 1960s (Peak)

    In the 1960's was where everything started to rise and improve. It's when a lot of programs were being developed and people were finally getting the help that was needed.National Committee on Quality Assurance then certifies managed care health plans. HIPPA was then recognized to set standard medical record privacy, and establish tax-favored treatment for long term care issurance.
  • Now

    The cost of healthcare has increased to where most people cannot afford quality healthcare. We are experiencing more negative health outcomes, and more diagnoses are evolving.There is a supply and demand shortage. The U.S. will experience a shortage of between 54000-139,000 physicians by 2033. The care for those in need has improved and can be given virtually, at home, and ambulatory. And bout 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care ACT was enacted.