HSM544 Week 4 Discussion (dq1+dq2) (July 2019)

HSM 544 Health Policy & Economics

Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 THE ROLE OF NONPROFITS IN HEALTHCARE

How does the role of nonprofit healthcare organizations differ from that of for-profit healthcare organizations? Which entity is better suited to meet the growing demand for health services by the aging population, and why?

DQ2 PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE

Health policy is moving closer (in distinct increments) to a broader role in healthcare, and public health insurance can take many forms. What do you envision the government’s role to be (e.g., a continued regulation on specific aspects or a more sweeping policy that leads to public health insurance)? In your comments distinguish between state and federal policy.