Financial Health Care and the Affordable Care Act

Financial Health Care and the Affordable Care Act

Respond to the following questions:

In what ways is health care different from other consumer purchases?
What are the challenges of a market-driven healthcare system and how can public and private insurances control premiums and co-payments?

Use two to four sources from this week’s required readings to support your discussion.
Required Readings
Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals
Chapter 7: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reframed and Uncertain
Chapter 8: Healthcare Quality
Chapter 9: Healthcare Costs: Follow the Money
Chapter 10: Private Health Insurance Market
Gale, A. H. (2016). The hospital as a factory and the physician as an assembly line worker. Missouri Medicine, 113(1), 7–9.
Required Resources
CrashCourse. (2016, April 6). The economics of healthcare: Crash course econ #29 (10:25 minutes) [Video]. YouTube.
The Economics of Healthcare Transcript
TEDx Talks. (2018). Healthcare: Is it a right or a luxury? Tarik Sammour, TEDx Adelaide (13:44 minutes) [Video]. YouTube.
Healthcare: Is it a Right or a Luxury? Transcript
Kaiser Family Foundation. (2012, April 24). Policy and political implications of the Supreme Court case on the Affordable Care Act (1:32 hours) [Video]. YouTube.
Affordable Care Act Transcript

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