In the United States, a significant number of the current population is uninsured. Reducing that number is critical to maintaining a healthy population. The federal government plays a large role in healthcare and sets the standards, regulations, and policies. In most industries, market-based competition is the primary incentive for sellers to maximize the quality of their product or service and to limit the cost. This is true to a much more limited degree in healthcare.

In the discussion topic, consider the following:

  • What is the government’s role in healthcare? How does the government impact healthcare organizations?
  • How does health insurance impact healthcare delivery?
  • How can we reduce the number of uninsured people while maximizing quality and access and minimizing costs?

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