Posted: January 25th, 2017

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




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?

After reading chapter 6 on Health Services Financing and watching the videos on Health Care Finance complete the following question.


Answer the following questions below. The minimum word count for all three responses (total) to the discussion board question(s) should be 350 words or more (excluding reinstatement of the discussion board questions and references).

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) Scenario: You just got hired as entry level healthcareadministrator 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/employeereveals 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.

-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) and responses to peers) or other creditable sources. A minimum of one reference is required to support your response to the discussion question and reply to a classmate. You may cite the course required textbook and or other sources in which you have used content from. Make sure your references are in APA format.

Discussion Board Grading Criteria:

Thoroughly answered the question(s): 50 points are possible. A thorough answer will consist of complete sentences, and will address the question while drawing from the text or other credible source. A post that only has one-two sentences is not thorough and does not earn 50 points. Original post to the discussion question must be posted by Sunday 11:59pm(est) of each week.

Correct APA formatted references: 10 points are possible. Please use your text (when it applies to a discussion) or any other credible reference to support your answers, and be sure to cite your sources correctly, following APA guidelines.

Responded to ONE classmate: 30 points are possible. Your responses must be respectful, substantial (include supporting details and facts), and will address your classmate by name. Try having a spirit of inquiry, and feel free to ask questions to further your understanding of the post or to promote further discussion. In addition, make sure you support your response by using references. Your post must be a substantial and posted by Sunday 11:59pm(est) to receive the 30 points.

Spelling, Grammar, Mechanics/formatting, Capitalization and Punctuation at the College Level: 10 points possible

Total Points Possible: 100 points

Remember to post TWO times:

-1st Post (response to the discussion question(s).

-2nd Post (Response to a classmate)

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