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Discussion #2:

TWO (2) posts are required for each discussion forum. Try to make your first initial post (response to the discussion question) by Saturday and your next posts (response to other students' posts) by Sunday.

 In the 1st Video, John discusses the complicated reasons why the United States spends so much more on health care than any other country in the world, and along the way reveals some surprising information, including that Americans spend more of their tax dollars on public health care than people in Canada, the UK, or Australia. Who's at fault? Insurance companies? Drug companies? Malpractice lawyers? Hospitals? Or is it more complicated than a simple blame game? (Hint: It's that one.)

In the 2nd Video, U.S. health care costs are higher than any other country in the world. So what is it about America's system that makes it so expensive?



A) After reading chapter 6 on Health Services Financing and watching the videos on Health Care Finance complete the following question and using one (1) of the presentation methods below:

    • 2-3 pages essay summary (on word document) (Response to all of the initial discussion board questions below)
    • Create a thread and or reply in thread box (Response to all of the initial discussion board questions below)
    • Power Point presentation or Prezi (10–15 slides).(Response to all of the initial discussion board questions below)
    • Infographic: (Response to all of the initial discussion board questions below)
    • Educational/training packet or guide: (Response to all of the initial discussion board questions below)
    • Brochure: (Response to all of the initial discussion board questions below)
    • 5–7 minute recorded PSA (public service announcement) (Response to all of the initial discussion board questions below)

Address the following questions:

1) What is meant by healthcare financing in its broad sense? What impact does financing have on the healthcare delivery system?

2) List and explain one way the United States can decrease Healthcare cost.

3) Discuss the general concepts of insurance (private and governmental).

4) Scenario: You just got hired as entry level healthcare administrator and your employer offers two types of insurance plans. A married coworker/employee with two children asks your advice about which plan they should choose. Your coworker/employee reveals to you that their daughter is autistic and requires special medication and counseling. Although you can't tell your coworker/employee which plan to choose, what advice will you give your coworker/employee about choosing? Explain your reasoning in detail.

5) What are the main objectives for pay-for-performance? What is pay-for-performance?

6) What provisions has the federal government made for providing health care to military personnel and to veterans of the US armed forces?

7) What is the relationship between uncompensated care and cost shifting? Why do providers now have limited ability to shift costs?


Your experiences may be very helpful and interesting to all of us. However, be sure that you also back up your posts with factual information from the text (when it applies to the initial discussion board question (s) 

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