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Healthcare Policy in America


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

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 25 reviews
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
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
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Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
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PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    Christopher Greene United States of America "The push for universal coverage is based on the appealing premise that everyone should have access to the best health care possible whenever they need it. That softhearted aspiration, however, runs into the hardheaded reality that state-of-the-art health care is increasingly expensive. At some point, someone in the system has to say there are some things we will not pay for. The big question is, who? The government? Insurance companies? Or consumers themselves? And should the answer necessarily be the same for everyone? I think it [health care] should be a right for every American. In a country as wealthy as ours, for us to have people who are going bankrupt because they can't pay their medical bills -- for my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they're saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don't have to pay her treatment, there's something fundamentally wrong about that." Thank you, Best, Christopher Greene,MBA 2015-05-17 03:05:15
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    Munin Huzuri Italy Excellent. 2015-03-26 22:03:56
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    Toni Parks United States of America Very nice high level overview. 2015-02-19 20:02:22
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    Jarrett Gannon United States of America Excellent presentations... Very concise. 2015-01-05 18:01:40
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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
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    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
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    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
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    Wanika Steward United States of America it was good 2014-06-10 14:06:35
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    ANGELA DENNIS United States of America I think that it was very interesting and informative. 2014-05-06 22:05:15
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    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
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