The healthcare delivery in the US has evolved over the time. The way the healthcare delivery was in the early and mid-20th century is not the same in the 21ist century (Shi & Singh, 2012). This easy will look at health delivery in the decade 1964-1974. This essay will compare this decade to the decade from 2004-2014. The healthcare care laws in US have changed Healthcare delivery in the US.
The period 1964 to 1974 marked an economic growth for the US. There was a well-educated work force. The middle class, GDP and productivity increased. The GDP of the US at this time was 3.78 trillion dollars. This growth was distributed evenly across the US. Mostly, the economic growth came from the movement of low income farm workers. They got into better paying jobs. Congress created the Council of Economic Advisors. This council promoted high employment, high profits and low inflation. The unemployment rate was an average of 3.8%. The inflation rate at this period was an average of 1.28%. The economy was prosperous until the early 1970. Thereafter it faltered under new foreign competition and high oil prices.
The US experienced a low economy status in the years of 2007 and 2008. This is because of the Global Financial Crisis. There was threat of collapse of large financial institutions in the US. This was prevented by bailout from the national government. The Stock market failed worldwide. This crisis led to prolonged unemployment, failure of businesses and suffering of the housing market. The unemployment rate in America is on average of 5.8 %. The inflation rate in America is 1.7%. Its GDP is 16.8 trillion dollars (Lind, 2012).
The period between1964-1974 marked the climax and victory of the African American Civil Rights Movement. There was escalation and end of the Vietnam War. Also witnessed at this time was a generational revolt. This generational revolt advocated for sexual freedoms and use of drugs. The presidents in power at...