Project #2077 - Health Care

1.        For each of the following periods, identify and describe the events or circumstances that resulted in the change from one period to the next. (For example, during the period identified as “public-supported programs”, Medicare and Medicaid legislation was enacted. What were the circumstances that lead to the passage of this significant piece of legislation?). You might find pages 150-152 helpful.

·         1900s to 1942 – Pre-healthcare insurance

·         1943 to 1965 – Employer health insurance plans introduced

·         1965 to Late ’60s – Public-supported healthcare programs introduced (Medicare and Medicaid)

·         Late ’60s to 1990s – Cost-containment era

·         2000 to present – Public accessibility and provider accountability

2.        Create a two-page, double-spaced paper describing the positive and negative effects the following external forces have had on the financial viability of healthcare providers in the United States:

·         unemployed individuals

·         under and uninsured

·         local economy

·         socio-demographics

·         the health status of the community

Cite three to five sources and format your paper according to APA guidelines. The cover page and reference page are not included in the length of the paper.

3.        Describe each of the following methods of payment made to healthcare providers. Provide a 150-word description for each method.

·         private (self) pay (no insurance)

·         major commercial healthcare insurance (e.g., Anthem, Aetna)

·         Medicare

·         Medicaid

·         CHIPS

·         Providers have varying views on the financial impact of these methods of payments on these organizations’ financial viability. Describe the issues that these providers have with each of the methods of payment.

·         Analyze what these methods of payment favor and disfavor, and why.

·         Describe how each of these sources of payment influences the sustainability of the healthcare provider.

  1. include your responses to each item listed above in a two to three-page paper and include three to five cited sources.


Compose your answers to the above in a two-page, double-spaced paper. Format your paper according to APA guidelines. The cover page and reference page are not included in the length of the paper.

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Due By (Pacific Time) 02/03/2013 02:00 pm
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