The purpose of this article is to examine and interrogate the issues that pervade the entire system of Adult Health as well as lay a basis or theoretical foundations of adult health. Older adults now constitute the largest number of population in the United States majorly owing to the fact that the majority of them were born between the year 1946 and 1965, popularly known as the “baby boomers”. It is estimated that nearly 60 percent of this population which accounts for nearly 37 million people will be managing chronic illnesses by the year 2030. Some of the chronic conditions that adults are likely to battle with include dementia, arthritis, heart failure and diabetes mellitus among others. Other issues in adult health which are related to the high number of chronic illnesses due to the high population include, overstretching of capacity and low quality health care. The contemporary American society is now encumbered with issues that were hitherto not experienced in the health care system especially with respect to adult health.
Given this position, the ensuing article seeks to examine the importance of adult health and ways in which the government is taking towards the realization of adult health and alleviation of the issues that currently bedevil the sector. The government is keen on ensuring preventive services so as to aid on the maintenance of quality life which will in turn make a reality a healthy and working population. Some of the pieces of legislation which have been enacted towards this end include the Patient and Affordable Protection Act of 2010. The paper then acknowledges that it is pretty difficult to manage adult health given the complexities that abound. However, the Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) had initiatedprograms that are aimed at improving both nursing home and hospital care for adults. The article also argues that there are efforts by the federal government to combatthe subsisting health disparities in adult health by working towards serving the poor minorities who are underserved. As such, the purpose of the article is to lay bare the adult health system as it currently is, so as to enable progress towards a positive end. The article concludes by providing for ways through which the government is taking towards improving health care among adults and other measures to aid in the same.
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