Ealth Care System Issues and the Role of Economics

Please see instructions below:

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

1.Examine the U.S. health care system.
2.Research current issues in the health care industry.

Use the Internet to complete the following:

a?Review the Web site National Institutes of Health, focusing on the programs and activities of the organization.

a?Review HealthCare.govs Timeline of the Affordable Care Act. The timeline shows the progression of how the law is actually implemented over sequential years. As you will see the impact of the law increases from its start in 2010 but reaches its full impact in 2014 with the mandate for all Americans to have some type of health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

a?Read the 2012 U.S. Government Accountability Office article, Estimates of the Effect on the Prevalence of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage.This article discusses why this evaluation of the PPACA was conducted..

In this unit you learned about the two basic tools of economics: marginal analysis and supply and demand. For this discussion, provide a brief summary of your understanding of these two basic tools. Use the units literature and your own experiences as a guide.

In this unit you learned about the two basic tools of economics: marginal analysis and supply and demand. For this discussion, provide a brief summary of your understanding of these two basic tools. Use the units literature and your own experiences as a guide.

Then, provide an example of how each of these tools might be used in the following situations:

1.Public health department.
2.Outpatient medical clinic.
3.Hospitals.