HSM541 Government Programs Discussions

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HSM541 Government Programs Discussions
What are the roles of government-sponsored healthcare programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans…

 

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HSM541 Government Programs Discussions

HSM541 Government Programs Discussions

Week 2 All Students Posts 26 Pages 

What are the roles of government-sponsored healthcare programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs (VA), Indian Health Services (IHS), and Prison Health Services? How do they impact access, cost, and quality? Do these government programs do a good job of meeting the healthcare needs of the populations they are intended to serve?

Let’s look at some of the governmental agencies involved in healthcare and healthcare delivery in the U. S.  What’s being accomplished at the federal, state or local level levels in this arena?  Does it seem to be making a difference? What about issues of coordination and planning–progress?

Consider our overarching issues of access, quality and cost.  Have you taken an Off-Label drug?  Did the doctor tell you it was off-label?  How can government (local, state or federal) impact the nursing workforce?…