An Introduction to Health Policy: A Primer for Physicians by Alexander Ding M.D., M.S. (auth.), Manish K. Sethi, William

By Alexander Ding M.D., M.S. (auth.), Manish K. Sethi, William H. Frist (eds.)

Based at the present weather of our nation’s funds and healthcare spending, it truly is transparent that younger medical professionals and clinical scholars are inclined to see a dramatic transformation of the way during which the United States bargains remedy to its voters over the process their careers. As such, it's pivotal that the following iteration of America’s leaders at the entrance strains of medication increase a feeling of the place healthcare has developed from and destiny power instructions of swap. An advent to overall healthiness coverage: A Primer for Physicians and scientific scholars is the 1st of its sort: a ebook written by means of medical professionals for medical professionals on the way to let busy physicians and scientific scholars to quick increase an realizing of the main concerns dealing with American healthcare. This booklet seeks to successfully and successfully train physicians and scientific scholars in a scientific context that they could comprehend at the earlier, current, and capability destiny matters in healthcare coverage and the evolution of yank healthcare. The reader will stroll clear of the booklet having the ability to talk about the basic concerns in American healthcare with ease.

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This chapter specifically provides an overview of the Medicaid program, including its origins, overall structure, eligible participants, benefits provided, funding for services, and governmental oversight on both the federal and state levels. The specific changes proposed to Medicaid under the 2006 Massachusetts Reform and the Affordable Care Act will also be described, as Medicaid is a common component in most health-care reforms. Finally, the chapter will conclude by addressing the current and future challenges of the program as well as where the program is headed in terms of potential changes after the 2012 Supreme Court’s ruling that expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

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