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Read all parts (1 to 7) of the article 'The American Healthcare "System" in 2005' at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/496865.

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Do you agree with the expert's opinion on the following points?

No one is in charge of the U.S. healthcare system.
There should be a move towards consumer-driven care or self-care.
The single payer must be the government.
The simplest way to fix the broken system would be to roll out "Medicare for All."
There are 11 key elements to use to judge a health system.
Public-private mix of funding is the best way to fix the broken healthcare system.
Write your response. Next to each bulleted point, include a rationale for why you agree or do not agree with the expert's opinion. Refer to what you have read or researched in support of your view.

Note: Remember that for every point in this expert's view there is an opposing point that can be argued by another expert in the field. The healthcare industry is filled with folks with different opinions and agendas that reflect those opinions on the variety of issues and trends impacting healthcare delivery.

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This is an original work and has not been previously published or shared with any other source. This work is to be treated as a guideline to assist you with this assignment. At no time is it intended to be a final submission work and I discourage you from using it as such. Points made and topics discussed in this work should be researched further and validated by the student prior to utilizing it in their own work which will be complied for final submission to their schools.
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Expert View

Read all parts (1 to 7) of the article 'The American Healthcare "System" in 2005' at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/496865.

Use the following:
Username: h3001
Password: h3001

Do you agree with the expert's opinion on the following points?
1. No one is in charge of the U.S. healthcare system.

To some degree the expert is correct, or at least to some degree. When he states that no one can "order that patient safety measures be put into effect", he is over looking the power of the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission, which governs the accreditation of any hospital that accepts government payments, dictates not only that patient safety measures be put into place, but they also tell you which measures and how to apply them. Another example is the recent determination stated by Medicare that any facility that accepts Medicare will have an electronic medical record system in place in 2012. They offer incentives for the early adopters and threaten cessation of payment for the non-adopters. This seems pretty powerful since most hospitals and doctor's offices currently receive at least a portion ...

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Questions about the healthcare industry are examined.

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