posted by jenny .
I am having a hard time trying to determine this. I know this may sound horrible but I do not know much about the economy and need help with this: In what ways do health care expenses affect an economy?What are the economic advantages and disadvantages in healthcare? Any Help would be greatly appreciated thanksssss
Health care expenses for a person or a family can be kept relatively low if they see a doctor regularly. Illnesses or other health issues can usually be taken care of before they become acute and an emergency situation.
If a person or a family does not have health insurance, however, they usually don't have a family doctor. If someone in this circumstance becomes very sick or injured, they are likely to go to an emergency room, whose fees are quite a bit higher than a trip to a doctor's office. If they have no health insurance and don't have enough money to pay the bill, then the taxpayers pay the bill. Guess who the taxpayers are?!
There are many more issues surrounding this topic; what I wrote above are just general examples.
What else can you think of?
Thanks for your help :)
You're welcome. Go get an A!!
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