Essentials of Health Policy and Law

Discussion | A Current Look at U.S. Health Care Policy Review Access Integrated Textbook Read Essentials of Health Policy and Law to prepare for this week’s discussion and future assignments. o Chapter 10: Health Reform in the United States o Chapter 11: Government Health Insurance Programs: Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare Watch Behind Health Care Reform: An Insider’s View: Stan Hupfeld (00:16:38) (opens in a new window) to prepare for this week’s discussion and future assignments. https://www.youtube.com/embed/0gcARSUEF0s?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3&start=0 Review To prepare for this discussion, review the assigned reading for the week as well as: Healthcare is a Right | Temie Giwa-Tubosun | TEDxEustonSalon (opens in new window) https://www.youtube.com/embed/fEX2q1e4bM4?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3&start=0 U.S. Health Care: Facts About Cost, Access, and Quality (opens in new window) https://www.rand.org/pubs/corporate_pubs/CP484z1.html The Quality of Health Care Delivered to Adults in the United States (opens in new window) https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa022615#t=article United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps (opens in new window) https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2533698 Michael Moore on “Sicko” (opens in new window) https://www.pbs.org/now/shows/326/ Respond 1. Consider the U.S. health care system including historical programs (Medicaid, Medicare), the current system, and the future in terms of access and coverage. 2. What is the human right to health and health care? Support your position by personally interviewing someone about their experiences from a people group other than your own such as non-traditional families, veterans, disabled community and other individuals. Reflect from their perspective on how the current U.S. health care system components impact their experiences with access and quality of health care. Discuss Respond to the initial prompt with a substantive post by the first deadline. Discussion Requirements Initial Posts: 250-300 words o Reference at least 2 scholarly resources o APA formatted references in posts REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS Teitelbaum, J. B., & Wilensky, S. E. (2017). Essentials of health policy and law (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.External tool Stroh, D. P. (2015). Systems thinking for social change: A practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.