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U.S. health-Care system

Title Slide

US Health-care System

H200/HSA2117 Section 01 US Healthcare System

August 18, 2019 

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Slide 2: Introduction

Overview of the U.S. health-care system

Thesis statement- the  position on the U.S. health-care system 

Slide 3: Origin and history of the U.S. health-care system

The timelines in the U.S. health-care system

How the healthcare system revolved 

The health coverage used in the past 

The past policies and laws

Slide 4: Today healthcare system

The name of the current healthcare system

The objectives of this healthcare system

How it works

Examining whether it is effective or not

Slide 5: Affordable Care Act

Description of the Affordable Care Act

How it was enacted

The main goals of ACA

The benefits of ACA

Slide 6: The health insurances used in health care

The government health insurances

The private health insurances

Discussion on who is covered with these insurances

Slide 7: Health care regulations and policies

The current hospital regulations

Regulations on the provision of health care

Law and policies that govern medical personnel

Slide 8: Education and professional in health care

Medical personnel in hospitals 

Specialties in medical sectors

Education requirement for various medical professions 

The need for medical practitioners to acquire education  advancement

Slide 9: Health care cost and spending  

The current health care cost

How the cost is estimated and determined

How much the government is spending on  health

Slide 10: Health care setting 

Levels of healthcare

Different health care settings in the country

Slide 11: Conclusion

Summary of all the content discussed

History of the U.S health-care system

The current health-care system

lide 12: Reference

List all the sources used and those in the in-text citation

Reference Materials

Blumenthal, D., & Collins, S. R. (2014). Health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act—a progress report.

Cohen, R. A., Martinez, M. E., & Zammitti, E. P. (2016). Health insurance coverage: early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2015.

Niles, N. J. (2016). Basics of the US health care system. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Parry, N., & Parry, J. (2018). The rise of the medical profession: a study of collective social mobility. Routledge.

Reeves, S., Pelone, F., Harrison, R., Goldman, J., & Zwarenstein, M. (2017). Interprofessional collaboration to improve professional practice and healthcare outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (6).

Singh, D. A. (2015). Essentials of the US health care system. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Wendt, C. (2014). Changing healthcare system types. Social policy & administration, 48(7), 864-882. 

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• Most healthcare facilities in the U.S. are privately owned.
• The U.S. citizens obtain insurance via their employees, through government-based
programs, or through private purchase (Niles, 2016).
• Cost-free and low-cost healthcare services exists through non-profit organizations, public
funded programs and charities.
• Health cost in the country is quite high as compared to other developed countries.
• While the healthcare of the United States does several things well, it ranks near the
bottom on essential health outcomes measures including infant mortality, life expectancy,
and obesity rates.

Origin And History Of The U.S. Health Care
• Organized medicine began in early 1900.
• Roosevelt proposed a mandatory health insurance in 1912
• The cost of healthcare increased in 1920s, which made it hard for middle class to
• In 1930, the American Medical Association came up against firms that offered health
insurance programs.
• Most companies started giving their employees health insurance programs during
the WWII.

Origin And History Of The U.S. Health Care
System Cont.…
• In the 1950s few legislative changes were made. Tax incentives began to be offered to
employers that offer health insurance plans.
• Medicine continued to advance with the development of more medications.
• President Johnson signed Medicare into law offering comprehensive health coverage for
people aged 65 years and over in the 1960s.
• In 1970s, medical costs exponentially increases after Medicaid and Medicare are signed
into law
• The ‘90s saw the cost of health care rise at a rate double the rate of inflation

• President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

Today Health Care System
• The US do not have a universal health care program
• The main objectives of the health care system is to ensure all citizens have access to
quality care and to provide health care services that are cost-effective.
• Most people will likely have to pay for their treatment when they fall ill.
• The US government funds two kinds of health plans: Medicaid and Medicare
• These two plans are designed for the young, poor and the elderly
• The US health care system is considered the least effective among the advanced
industrialized countries.

Affordable Care Act (ACA)
• ACA is the landmark health reform legislation that was passed by the 111th Congress
and signed into law by President Obama in March 2010 (Blumenthal & Collins, 2014).
• ACA’s main goals includes to expand access to health insurance, to reduce health
care costs, and to protect patients against arbitrary actions by insurance firms
• Benefits of the ACA include:
• Slows the rise of health care costs.
• Cover 10 important health benefits and
• Allows children to stay in the...

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