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  1. 1. Health Care and Education
  2. 2. Warm-up <ul><li>Discuss with your table group what you know about health care trends in the United States. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Health Care Trends <ul><li>Higher cost for health care insurance due to many factors including increasing cost of technology and over reliance on tests due to fear of law suits </li></ul><ul><li>More Americans living without insurance and major reform efforts to provide access to insurance for all Americans </li></ul>
  4. 4. Health Care Trends <ul><li>Outdated paper information management system now being replaced by electronic record system </li></ul><ul><li>Movement towards personalized health plans and incentives for good behaviors </li></ul>
  5. 5. Focus Questions <ul><li>Brainstorm what you know about the Patient Protection and Affordable Act. (Referred to by some as Obamacare) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Patient Protection and Affordable Act <ul><li>Reforms to Medicare system to eliminate waste </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of Medicare to include lower income individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Financial incentives (tax credits to business) to offer health care </li></ul><ul><li>Mandate that all individuals are required to purchase health insurance with tax penalties to be paid by those without insurance by 2015. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Patient Protection and Affordable Act <ul><li>Insurance companies can not drop individuals for illnesses or refuse to take them because of pre existing conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Young adults up to age 30 can stay on their parents insurance plans </li></ul><ul><li>New requirements that 85 cents of every premium dollar must go to health care (not just executive pay or perks for hospital management) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Patient Protection and Affordable Act <ul><li>Elimination of Co-Payments for certain “essential preventative health care services” </li></ul><ul><li>Allow insurers to sell policies in state exchanges across state lines to increase competition </li></ul><ul><li>Pays for plan by taxing “high cost” plans </li></ul><ul><li>Creates “wellness” incentives for those who quit smoking/exercise </li></ul>
  9. 9. Patient Protection and Affordable Act Challenges Republican governors across the country have filed legal challenges to legislation with focus on the individual mandate portion. US Supreme court will probably rule on the legal challenges in the coming year.
  10. 10. Health Care Jigsaw <ul><li>Write a one paragraph summary of the article and one paragraph reflection on the article to be handed in tomorrow. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Health Care Jigsaw <ul><li>Choose one of the following topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Little Women (when puberty comes early) </li></ul><ul><li>The Oz fad diet (What you should eat and why.) </li></ul><ul><li>How safe are vaccines? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Health Care Jigsaw <ul><li>Read the assigned article to yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the main points of the article with your group and prepare to share them with the class tomorrow </li></ul>
  13. 13. Focus Question <ul><li>Brainstorm what you think should be done to address the issue of obesity in America. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ideas to reduce obesity <ul><li>Education- health classes about nutrition, clearer food labels, increased physical fitness activities </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance incentives for those eat well, exercise </li></ul>
  15. 15. Focus Question <ul><li>Do you think the government has a responsibility to regulate obesity? Why or why not?. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Focus Question <ul><li>In your notebook, describe what changes you would make to improve public education. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Education Reform <ul><li>Raise Academic Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller Schools (Academy Concept) </li></ul><ul><li>Choice involved </li></ul><ul><li>Career Oriented vs. Broad based general education </li></ul>
  18. 18. Merit Pay <ul><li>Rewarding teachers based on how well their student achieve. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Tenure <ul><li>Laws providing for job protection for educators to prevent them from being targeted unfairly. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Focus Question <ul><li>Brainstorm what you know about the following education related terms: </li></ul><ul><li>IEP, 504 plan, No Child Left Behind, Title I, Title 9 </li></ul>
  21. 21. ESEA: No Child Left Behind? <ul><li>Elementary and Secondary Education Act- Series of educational laws and funding measures related to public schools. Passed originally during the Johnson administration it was renewed during the Bush administration and called No Child Left Behind in reference to requirements to improve benchmarks for all students. Currently being revised in Congress in 2012. </li></ul>
  22. 22. I.E.P. <ul><li>Federal legislation requires classified special education students each develop an Individual Education Plan(I.E.P.) with input from parents, regular and special education teachers and the student (when age appropriate) </li></ul>
  23. 23. 504 Plan <ul><li>Federal legislation that provides assistance to students with physical disabilities </li></ul>
  24. 24. Title I <ul><li>The U.S. Department of Education provides Title I funds to states to give to school districts based on the number of children from low-income families in each district. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Title 9 <ul><li>Law designed to provide equal funding in Athletics for both men and women. </li></ul>
  26. 26. PTO/PTA <ul><li>Parent Teacher Organization or Parent Teacher Association. Partnerships in schools between parents and staff to help meet the needs of students. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Focus Question <ul><li>Brainstorm some typical activities that PTO perform in schools. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Education Jigsaw <ul><li>Read the assigned article to yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the article with others that also read it too and agree on the main points. </li></ul><ul><li>Return to your original group and share your findings. </li></ul>