Write 2 page essay on the topic Money traps in U.S. Healthcare.
probable causes for this are a combination of singular attributes of the US system such as higher administrative costs, higher pay for executives in the industry, demand for higher profits by insurance companies and high prevalence of fragmented and uncoordinated care within the industry.
The second article ‘A Sharper Mind, M
iddle Age and Beyond’ argues that whereas some form of human intelligence – fluid intelligence – declines in age, another form – crystallized intelligence – actually increases. The article neither out rightly dispels nor supports the argument that brainpower, creativity and innovation have an early expiration date. According to Cohen (2012) a large research that she refers to as the Manhattan Project of middle age has uncovered several new observations on fluid intelligence and aging. Whereas it was typically assumed that fluid intelligence reduces with age, from the result gathered so far from the ‘Midlife in the United States’ study, it has been seen that continued education does increase the longevity of this form of intelligence among senior citizens.
When we look at the two articles critically we identify that both seek to dispel commonly held beliefs. On the one hand, Boffey (2012) disapproves the notion that American healthcare system is more costly than other advanced nations because it is better. American healthcare is excellent in some areas, average in others and poor in other areas as well. On the other hand, Cohen (2012) uses the results of the continuing ‘Midlife in the United States’ study to disapprove the late Sir William Osler’s assertion that brainpower, creativity and innovation have an early expiration date. Both authors provide sufficient examples and arguments within the articles to, at the very least, through these commonly held notions into doubt.
The difference between the articles emanates from how each other concludes their arguments. Boffey (2012) does not provide a clear answer at