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Chapter 8 and 9
· Week 5 eActivity
Go to the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center Website and review trends in health insurance coverage, access to care, and use of healthcare services. Be prepared to discuss.
· Competitive Markets, Price, Quality, and Monopoly” Please respond to the following:
From the e-Activity, analyze at least two (2) primary economic assumptions and examine their short- and long-term impact on promoting the competitive market model in the healthcare environment. Evaluate the fundamental reasons why price and utilization economic factors in the healthcare setting influence competitive market status in regard to supply and demand for health care services. Provide at least one (1) example of such factors to support your response.
Take a position on whether or not monopolistic competition works within a healthcare setting. Support for your position should include a discussion of the monopoly model being used to predict the allocation of resources in healthcare markets within preferred provider organizations.