4 DQ 1
The health care sector in the United States consists of an array of clinicians, hospitals and other health care facilities, insurance plans, and purchasers of health care services, all operating in various configurations of groups, networks, and independent practices. Some are based in the public sector; others operate in the private sector as either for-profit or not-for-profit entities. The health care sector also includes regulators, some voluntary and others governmental, according to Institute of Medicine.
Health care reform typically attempts to expand the population that receives health care coverage through either public sector insurance programs or private sector insurance companies. It would benefit the public if all health establishments and pharmacies post the cash prices of their products or services. Price transparency. Prices up front for the public so they can shop around different facilities instead of guessing what their insurance will be charged and what they are left to pay out of pocket. Currently these prices are negotiated with the government and insurance companies. They are secret. Patients should be able to easily compare prices at different hospitals and doctor’s Offices. This is the beginning of promoting competition among healthcare providers.
It is the responsibility of the federal government to lead a national effort to examine the options available to achieve stable health care coverage of individuals and families and to assure the implementation of plans to achieve that result.
Using 200-300 APA formats with references supporting the discussion.
Research the delivery, finance, management, and sustainability methods of the U.S. health care system. Evaluate the effectiveness of one or more of these areas on quality patient care and health outcomes. Propose a potential health care reform solution to improve effectiveness in the area you evaluated and predict the expected effect. Describe the effect of health care reform on the U.S. health care system and its respective stakeholders. Support your post with a peer-reviewed journal article.