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Healthcare Policy in America Course


Healthcare Policy in America
Healthcare Policy in America

Learn about healthcare policy in America.


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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!

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 27 votes
Course Title: Healthcare Policy in America
Course #: 432
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
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:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Alfredo Torres
    Alfredo Torres Honduras The course was very enlightening. 2016-05-28 21:05:39
  • Afghanistan it is effectiave for public. 2016-05-18 07:05:48
  • Lorenzo Rafael  Fong Pina
    Lorenzo Rafael Fong Pina United States of America Pretty interesting! It was really helpful to understand the process of Healthcare Policy in USA. 2016-05-04 00:05:11
  • Maureen Rattray-Waldron
    Maureen Rattray-Waldron Canada This short course had provided me with very educational answers to the questions I had, regarding healthcare policies in America. 2016-04-25 21:04:54
  • Jessica Scarzo
    Jessica Scarzo United States of America Very informative 2016-04-15 03:04:28
  • Renee Richardson
    Renee Richardson United States of America Very interesting course. 2015-11-26 00:11:19
  • Jennyfer Brown
    Jennyfer Brown United States of America This was well written and well put together and very informative. 2015-10-11 18:10:44
  • CATHERINE BROOKS
    CATHERINE BROOKS United States of America Great quick course! I was able to review my knowledge already learned in a healthcare policies class. 2015-09-29 20:09:35
  • JAMIE GRASSO
    JAMIE GRASSO United States of America It is very helpful! 2015-09-13 19:09:26
  • Alpaben Jivani
    Alpaben Jivani United States of America Good experience 2015-08-28 01:08:06
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