HSM 544 National Healthcare in United States Discussions 2 Week 7

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HSM 544 National Healthcare in United States Discussions 2 Week 7
Provide an example of a national-level policy directed at health. Explain the policy…

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HSM 544 National Healthcare in United States Discussions 2 Week 7

HSM 544 National Healthcare in United States Discussions 2 Week 7

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Provide an example of a national-level policy directed at health. Explain the policy.

Health care spending in the U.S. far exceeds that of other high-income countries; though spending growth has slowed in the U.S. and in most other countries in recent years. Even though the U.S. is the only country without a publicly financed universal health system, it still spends more public dollars on health care than all but two of the other countries. Americans have relatively few hospital admissions and physician visits, but are greater users of expensive technologies like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. Available cross-national pricing data suggest that prices for health care are notably higher in the U.S., potentially explaining a large part of the higher health spending. In contrast, the U.S. devotes a…