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Aging Demographics for Alaska
Established in 1959, Alaska became the 49th and largest state in America. Throughout the past 53 years, Alaska has developed ever changing demographics in regards to the population of age, health, race, gender, education, and employment. From top employers in Alaska such as Providence Health and Services all the way to the male female ratio, the aging generation is integrated in all demographics and is the one demographic that is not limited to other demographics. The aging population affects all races, genders, health, education, and employment.
Demographics are the result of statistics from data retrieved over a certain population that provide information on age, gender, race, education, employment, and income. The demographic range stretches from the categories of global, national, state, county, city, to town jurisdiction. The aging demographic in Alaska is categorized as state.
Demographics can stay the same for decades and can change very rapidly. With this constant there are a number of concerns that arise along with this change. There is a large concern regarding the prices in health care based on the nation’s economy and the imminent change of national demographics. The state demographics within Alaska are impacted by this through the costs of health care and now more so than ever with the change of local demographics of aging adults.
The general impact of fluxuating demographics on health care can be summed up with a general idea, however, the general impact does not always apply to all regions and therefore an unwanted result should be prepared for financially.
In general, when a demographic changes, and in this case with the aging population, the health care industry must be able to accommodate the change based on need and necessity. This requires changes to state funding for Medicaid and Medicare, the...