Health Care Policy And Economics

Policymaking and Technology

Choose one (1) of the following discussion prompts;

Prompt 1:

Healthcare systems are huge, complex, and constantly changing as they respond to economic, technological, social, and historical factors. The availability of technology has a profound effect on the health care costs and the availability of medical care. Local, state and national policy makers have an impact on these systems. Explain what you would do to encourage and increase technological advances and availability and try to decrease costs for all the stakeholders involved.

Support your responses with academic resources.

Prompt 2:

We have learned that new technology is the number one reason for escalating health care costs in America. Do you think that quality would be adversely impacted if the growth in medical technology were to be constrained in the United States for one year? If these costs could be reduced, and more people could gain access, do you think that this would be a reasonable trade-off? Would you pay a higher premium to ensure that you would always have access to the most recent diagnostic and curative technology?

Support your responses with academic resources.