How is the healthcare dollar spent in America

1. (TCO 1) How is the healthcare dollar spent in America? Your lectures in this course describe what things healthcare spending actually pays for in our nation. Discuss the primary types of medical expenditures and the percentage of total expenditures that go for each type of service. Be sure to include at least hospitals, physicians, prescriptions, and other services. (Points : 25)


2. (TCO 2) How will U.S. demographics change, and thus our U.S. patient population change, between now and the year 2050? And what are the implications of these changes in terms of community healthcare? (Points : 25)


3. (TCO 3) Your lectures for this course have introduced the levels of patient care in our U.S. healthcare delivery system, including primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care. Discuss and provide some examples of secondary care. (Points : 25)

4. (TCO 4) What does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) do to change preexisting condition clauses in health insurance plans? (Points : 25)
5. (TCO 5) Your textbook explains that strategic planning is essential for any successful hospital or clinic today. Why is that the case? How far into the future should a healthcare organization try to plan strategically? (Points : 25)
6. (TCO 6) Describe the training of physicians in the U.S. healthcare delivery system today. Consider the labor supply for this profession and the impact of changes in physician supply on quality of and access to care. (Points : 25)
7. (TCO 7) Define and briefly discuss the concept of motivation for healthcare staff members. (Points : 25)
8. (TCO 8) Your lectures discuss the Medicare program in America. Briefly discuss the U.S. Medicare program, and explain what beneficiaries and what services are covered under this program. (Points : 25)
9. (TCO 9) Based upon your learning from the lectures in this course, how do you feel that healthcare in America will be different under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? (Points : 25)
10. (TCO 9) Based upon your learning in this course and your own personal and professional experiences with healthcare, what do you see as the most important trends in U.S. medical care over the next several decades? (Points : 25)