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course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments,
cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA
Explore healthcare disparities in the U.S. and determine the
groups of people most likely to experience discrimination in healthcare
services. Recommend at least one policy that could eliminate healthcare
disparities in the U.S. Please justify your answer.
Primary Care Medicine
Primary care providers deliver basic medical care for Americans.
Yet, Bodenheimer and Grumbach (2009) report that "the proportion of
internal medicine residents entering primary care medicine rather than
subspecialty or hospital careers plummeted from 54% in 1998 to 20% in
2005" (p. 201). Research the current status of primary care in the U.S.
and develop policy initiatives and provider incentives to increase the number
of residents entering primary care instead of a subspecialty or a hospital
career. Consider how the Hill-Burton Act; the EMTALA; and the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act, or the ACA, helped transform primary care
medicine in this country.
Bodenheimer, T. S., & Grumbach, K. (2009).Understanding
health policy: A clinical approach(5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.