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    Current state of healthcare industry as an FYI

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    This is not a request to write the paper...only requesting feedback on the current state of healthcare industry as an FYI.

    Mandatory length for the paper is 2-3 pages so I need a response I can elaborate upon.

    The paper must (a) identify the pros & cons related to health insurance, (b) a solution to the issue, (c) optimal solution vs. the economic least cost solution.

    Dropbox - Short Essay 4
    Write a short (2-3 page, double-spaced, typed) essay identifying and describing the current state of the health care industry using the tools we have studied this semester. You will find an overview of the economics of health care in chapter 30 and a discussion of Medicare in Chapter 5. Also, in your paper list the pros and cons related to the health insurance industry along with a short explanation of health insurance. You are asked to develop your own solution to this social issue. Your answer in terms of what you think is the socially optimal solution versus the economic least cost solution, but you must understand and explain the economic costs of your decision.
    Here's an example that I used to give every semester to illustrate one very important issue in health care. Let's say you go to your doctor, you have an ailment and no insurance, he or she tells you have three choices.
    1) A treatment that costs $1,000 and has a 98% success rate
    2) A treatment that costs $15,000 and has a 99% success rate
    3) A treatment that costs $40,000 and has a 99.9% success rate.
    Remember you have to pay the cost for this treatment yourself. Which one will you choose?
    Now let's say that you have insurance and the procedure will cost you nothing regardless of the option you choose. Now which one will you choose?
    Would it make a difference in either of these two scenarios if this was just a chronic disease or if it was life and death?
    What if it was your child that was ill?

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    The response addresses the query posted in 701 words with APA references

    // In following paragraphs, there will be discussion over pros and cons of health insurance in order to understand the importance of the health insurance on one's earnings and other health issues. There will be discussion over the solution to the health issue with the consideration of money that needs to spend for health.//

    Pros and Cons of Health Insurance

    The main benefit of the health insurance is to keep cost of treatment low for every kind of diseases because these are covered by the insurance schemes. The government and non government insurance schemes cover different types of health issues. When earnings are not sufficient for the person to cover his and his family members' health issues, health insurance is effective to cover the cost of all the health issues. Health insurance is good means in hands of low earners because of incurring small amount of money for payment of health insurance policy installment over number of years for covering all the expenses of the health issues (Stevens, 2003).

    In furtherance, the cost of health issues is ...

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    The expert determines the current state of healthcare industry as an FYI. The response addresses the query posted in 701 words with APA references.