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Who controls health care? As you have learned, the U.S. does not have a central agency to manage and govern health care delivery. Rather, multiple parties have varying responsibilities for and interests in health care delivery. Therefore, this question deserves thoughtful consideration and raises many additional questions about health care in the United States.
To prepare for this assignment:
You will consider how the control of health care delivery has shifted over time from the preindustrial era until today.
Review the information presented in the Learning Resources. Think about the changing roles and responsibilities of various individuals and institutions, such as:
Physicians
Hospitals
Insurers/managed-care organizations
Regulators
Government payers (Medicare and Medicaid)
Also consider how the rise of corporations and consolidation in the industry has affected health care delivery.
Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.
To complete this Application Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you address the following questions:
·         Who controls health care in the United States today? Why?
·         How has this changed over time?
·         What insights does this topic give you with regard to opportunities and challenges for health care administrators in today’s organizations?
This must be in a doctoral level.
Content: Paper demonstrates an excellent understanding of all the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources.  Paper provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other sources, and discerning ideas.
Writing: Paper is well organized, uses scholarly tone, follows APA style, uses original writing and proper, paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/ or spelling errors, and is fully consistent with graduate level.
Learning Resources:
Course Media: US Healthcare Delivery System
“ History and Evolution of the U.S. Health Care System” (Todd Linden)
Course Text: Delivering Healthcare in America: A system Approach
Chapter 3: The Evolution of Health Services in the United States”
Chapter 5:Medical Technology” (Note: Focus on the historical information presented in this chapter.)
 

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