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Healthcare Policy in America


Healthcare Policy in America

Healthcare Policy in America

Learn about healthcare policy in America.


Students: 1,206
Course Description

The aim of healthcare policy is to ensure that people are taken care of when they are ill or injured. How healthcare is administered in different countries varies depending on the number and quality of hospitals, doctors and medical equipment available.
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Budgets for drug development and the role of insurance companies in paying and administering care for patients are also of importance. This free online course gives an overview of healthcare policy in the US and how its healthcare system is managed. This free healthcare course reviews costs in the US compared to Europe and how doctors are paid in the US. It also gives an overview of drugs costs, and explains the role of Blue Cross Blue Shield and how it was established. This course will be of interest to medical and healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about healthcare policies in the US, and to anyone who would like to know how the US healthcare system works. If you are interested in a career in healthcare, your boss or future employer might be very impressed that your knowledge extends not only from day-to-day healthcare but also to an overall policy level!

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding the healthcare system in the United States; - What Bluecross and Blueshield mean exactly; - Review how drugs are paid for; - Discuss healthcare plans and how they are regulated;


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Module Title
Module 1: Understanding Healthcare Policy in America
Module 2: Healthcare Policy Assessment

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Course Title Healthcare Policy in America
Course # 432
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 13
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Course Description  The aim of healthcare policy is to ensure that people are taken care of when they are ill or injured. How healthcare is administered in different countries varies depending on the number and quality of hospitals, doctors and medical equipment available. Budgets for drug development and the role of insurance companies in paying and administering care for patients are also of importance. This free online course gives an overview of healthcare policy in the US and how its healthcare system is managed. This free healthcare course reviews costs in the US compared to Europe and how doctors are paid in the US. It also gives an overview of drugs costs, and explains the role of Blue Cross Blue Shield and how it was established. This course will be of interest to medical and healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about healthcare policies in the US, and to anyone who would like to know how the US healthcare system works. If you are interested in a career in healthcare, your boss or future employer might be very impressed that your knowledge extends not only from day-to-day healthcare but also to an overall policy level!
License  This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 07 November 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
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Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
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Age appropriateness 18+ Years
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Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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  • Sherndon Elom United States of America This course was very insightful and helpful to me. When I reach retirement age I'll know which Medicare plans to get as well as knowing how to choose my healthcare plans now. 2014-12-05 19:12:16
  • MICHAEL NEUGES United States of America Healthcare Policy in America is very complicated and very expensive. Meant to be affordable to everyone, it lacks the ability to cover all its citizens. 2014-11-18 19:11:31
  • Jacqueline Sankey-Elliott United States of America This was a very helpful and informative course. The information given was clear, to the point, and kept my interest. Thank you 2014-10-10 13:10:56
  • Wanika Steward United States of America it was good 2014-06-10 14:06:35
  • ANGELA DENNIS United States of America I think that it was very interesting and informative. 2014-05-06 22:05:15
  • Norberto Obeso United States of America Very informative, and I never thought that there are more details interesting to know about federal, state, and private insurance policies. 2014-04-03 05:04:49
  • Jasmin Pletz United States of America I enjoyed listening to the videos' I like to learn different things and specialy abut healthcare information. I feel that this has helped me better understand certain questions that i have had. 2014-04-02 03:04:01
  • Kaity Tyson United States of America I found this course helpful, as it informed me a lot about Healthcare in America. As a soon to be medical professional, I will need to know this information. 2014-04-01 15:04:01
  • Michelle Sellitti United States of America good program to learn more about healthcare in America and to break it down to make it understandable. 2014-03-30 17:03:50
  • Angela King United States of America Course Module: Module 1: Understanding Healthcare Policy in America Course Topic: Medicare Overview Comment: Unbelievably eye-opening. Did an excellent job at explaining the different parts of the medicare program. 2013-09-10 18:09:50
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