Healthcare Policy in America - Revised
Learn about BlueCross and BlueShield, healthcare plans, and how drugs are paid for, with this healthcare policy course.
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BlueShield was started by doctors in the U.S.A. who wanted to set up a healthcare plan and to help their patients get coverage for healthcare, while BlueCross was started by the hospitals separately from BlueShield. This course begins by discussing the history and the role of BlueCross and BlueShield in the healthcare system in the U.S.A. It will also discuss drug pricing and make a comparison between healthcare costs in the US and Europe.
You will then look into healthcare policy in America and learn what the main figures in this system are doing. This course will also discuss physician payment which includes the fee for service, capitation which is a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person, and salary. Finally, you will get an overview of Medicare which is a healthcare program or an insurance program for people who are retired.
They say that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation. This course will give you a good understanding of the American healthcare system. You will learn that having health insurance can help people avoid being stuck with large medical bills and help them access the care they need to improve or manage their health. So, check out the course and learn more about the role of BlueCross and BlueShield in America's healthcare system, today.Start Course Now
Introduction to the Healthcare Policy in America
Introduction to the Healthcare Policy in America - Learning Outcomes
Blue Cross And Blue Shield
Conversation About Drug Pricing
Health Care Costs In US Vs Europe
Healthcare System Overview
Introduction to the Healthcare Policy in America - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the healthcare system in the United States
- Explain the functions of BlueCross and BlueShield
- Review how drugs are paid for
- Discuss healthcare plans and how they are regulated
- Outline the differences between healthcare in the US and Europe
- Analyse the key reasons for rising healthcare costs in the US
- Describe the functions of Medicare and Medicaid
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