Timeline of Events which Influenced and Changed the Health Care Delivery Systems

Timeline of Events which Influenced and Changed the Health Care Delivery Systems.


  1. 1988: The increase in Healthcare system GDP went from 5 to 14%, prompting to advancement in the healthcare system (Economist.com. 2006).
  2. 1990: The advancement in managed care proceeded rapidly. 38% of the health benefit programs were associated with managed care (Institute for the Future, 2000).
  3. 1997: The ratio of managed care programs increased shifting to 82% and only 18% remaining to that of conventional care programs.
  4. 1999: The percentage of individuals not holding a health insurance declined from 10.1 to 9% prompting to increase in healthcare standards (Moran, 2005).
  5. 2000: In response to the Balanced Budget Act cuts of 1997, an outpatient Medicare reimbursement system was authorized by the federal government.
  6. 2002: The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 were passed to protect patients from any future terror attack like one occurred in 2001.
  7. 2003: Prescription plans for the elderly were created under The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (Moran, 2005).
  8. 2004: Sixty percent of the population had health insurance covered under employer (National Coalition on Health Care. 2007).
  9. 2006: All residents were told to have health insurance by 2009 (Fronstin, 2007).
  10. 2010: The increase in Healthcare system GDP went to 15.6% in America, the highest of all times, ensuring excellence in medical and healthcare facilities.

Borger, C. 2006. “Health Spending Projections Through 2015: Change Horizon.” Health Affairs Web Exclusive, W61: 22, February

Economist.com. 2006. “America’s Health Care Crisis: Desperate Measures.” January 26. www.economist.com

Fronstin, Paul. 2007. “Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Updated Analysis of the March 2006 Current Population Survey.” EBRI Issue Brief No. 305. Washington, D.C.: Employee Benefit Research Institute. http://www.ebri.org

Institute for the Future (2000). Health and health care 2010: The forecast, the challenge. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Moran, Donald W. 2005. “Whence and Whither Health Insurance? A Revisionist History.” Health Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 1415-1425.

National Coalition on Health Care. 2007. “Health Insurance Cost.” Washington, D.C.: The National Coalition on Health Care. http://www.nchc.org/facts/cost/shtml