NHE Increases & COBRA
By 1980, NHE accounted for 8.9 percent of GDP, an even larger leap than the decade prior. Under the Reagan Administration (1981-1989), regulations loosened across the board, and privatization of healthcare became increasingly common.
HIPAA & Medicaid Expansion
By 1990, NHE accounted for 12.1 percent of GDP — the largest increase thus far in the history of healthcare. Like others before him, the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton (1993-2001), saw that this rapid increase in healthcare expenses would be damaging to the average American and attempted to take action.
The Early 2000’s
The history of healthcare slowed down at that point, as the national healthcare debate was tabled while the U.S. focused on the increased threat of terrorism and the second Iraq War. It wasn’t until election campaign mumblings began in 2006 and 2007 that insurance worked its way back into the national discussion.
2008 to 2016
The Affordable Care Act
When Barack Obama (2009-2017) was elected the 44th President of the United States in 2008, he wasted no time getting to work on healthcare reform. He worked closely with Senator Ted Kennedy to create a new healthcare law that mirrored the one Kennedy and Nixon worked on in the '70s.
The Trump Presidency
Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017, many have questioned what would happen with our healthcare system — specifically, what would happen to the ACA, since Donald Trump ran on a platform of “repealing and replacing” the bill.
The Future of Healthcare
Hungry to notch a win on healthcare prior to the 2020 election, the Trump administration continues to push ahead on initiatives designed to reign-in healthcare costs.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Joint mobilization is a skilled physiotherapy technique used to restore the small, involuntary movements to normalize joint function.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an oldest method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current. The machine is a small, battery-operated device that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes. (The electrodes placed on the surface of your skin i.e., near nerves where the pain is located or at trigger points.)
Strength training, also called weight training or resistance training is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to improve the strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles.
Decompression is a painless treatment that involves the stretching of the spine which facilitates healing and restores normal functioning of the spine.
Orthotics provide contoured surfaces and are designed to correct the biomechanical foot issues by lifting an arch, relieving heel pain, etc. Thus, it reduces pain and injury.
Physiotherapy Group Exercise means any organized activity in which people do exercise in a group that is led by a physiotherapist.