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Healthcare Policy in America

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Healthcare Policy in America
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results