Health Policy

Health Policy

Research:

Please review the following resources and using specific information from these resources, your course resources, and additional research, address the tasks posed below:

1. Summarize the population (number, demographics, etc.) of uninsured people in the U.S.

2. Discuss some of the reasons for and possible financial consequences of not having health insurance.

3. Discuss the socioeconomic consequences of having a large uninsured population in the U.S.

4. Describe the changes that will occur to assist the uninsured population with the Patient Protection and ACA.

Resources:

Kaiser Family Foundation [KFF]. (2014, October 29). Key facts about the uninsured population. Retrieved from http://kff.org/uninsured/fact-sheet/key-facts-about-the-uninsured-population/

Navigate to Google Scholar and review:

Krueger, A. B., & Kuziemko, I. (2013). The demand for health insurance among uninsured Americans: Results of a survey experiment and implications for policy. Journal of health economics, 32(5), 780–793.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Submission Details:

Your assignment should be addressed in a 2- to 3-page document.

Discussion

Medical practices are often structured depending on a variety of factors—finances, availability, location and space, etc. Sowers, Newman, and Langdon (2013) contend that there are a variety of medical practice structures, including, but not limited to: (1) solo practice, (2) group practice, and (3) multispecialty group practice.

Explore the advantages and disadvantages of these types of medical practices and

Assess how, if at all, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact each type of practice.

Navigate to Google Scholar and review:

Sowers, K. W., Newman, P. R., & Langdon, J. C. (2013). Evolution of

physician-hospital alignment models: A case study of comanagement.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 471(6), 1818–1823.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your initial posting should be addressed at 300-500 words. Submit your document to this Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format.