During the last eight weeks, several interesting surprises about US health care were identified. I was confident that the US government did everything possible to control most healthcare delivery decisions. At the same time, it was interesting to find out that some insurance should take many financial risks when premiums set for employers are exceeded (Knickman & Kovner, 2018). I was confused that healthcare delivery still depends on racial and income factors despite the intention to create an equal society and honest interpersonal relationships.
Considering the existing challenges and opportunities, I believe that certain benefits may be found out in the US healthcare sector. For example, its Medicare and Medicaid programs provide insurance for many minority populations, including the elderly, veterans, and low-income individuals (Calabrese & Safian, 2018). This information is the most beneficial aspect of the system because it proves inequality and shows the desire to promote good services.
It is always easy to criticize the government and think that another person could make a better solution or offer a more convenient plan. If I were in charge, I would try to change the US healthcare system in several ways. First, it would be necessary to examine the number of hospital visits among people from different racial, gender, age, and employment groups. These statistics should help to understand if these demographic factors matter. The second step is to analyze current workplace difficulties and learn what employees offer to change the situation. Interpersonal communication and social involvement must be promoted.
In conclusion, this course allows me to investigate the principal drivers of change like technology, society, and the environment. I hope that positive changes in the healthcare system will be observed within the next ten years. For example, hospitals and medical centers obtain better access to technologies. In addition, medical experts would quickly exchange information and demonstrate a high decision-making capacity. Finally, the number of uninsured people must be decreased because new policies and surveys would help eliminate some problematic areas and financial holes in health care delivery.
Calabrese, T., & Safian, K. F. (2018). Health care costs and value. In J. R. Knickman & A. R. Kovner (Eds.), Jonas & Kovner’s health care delivery in the United States (12th ed., pp. 253-272). Springer.
Knickman, J. R., & Kovner, A. R. (2018). The challenge of health care delivery and health policy. In J. R. Knickman & A. R. Kovner (Eds.), Jonas & Kovner’s health care delivery in the United States (12th ed., pp. 3-12). Springer.