Healthcare Funding in The US

For your Competency Discussion, consider how paying for healthcare has changed since the last generation or your parents’ generation. Then reflect on how those changes have affected the behavior of those seeking healthcare and their ability to pay for it and why. Finally, explore whether the attempts of current legislation to make healthcare affordable and accessible to all have been effective.

To begin this Competency and meet your engagement requirement, post in the Discussion area a brief description of how your healthcare setting is funded and how it impacts the delivery of care in your healthcare setting.

Task: Submit to complete this assessment

Note: Although this formative pre-assessment is not graded, a submission is required before you can advance to your summative assessment.

The Module Pre-Assessment is your opportunity to practice applying module content before submitting the final Competency Assessment. As described in the Module 2 Pre-Assessment, you will create a brief proposing the addition of a new public or private funding source to assist underinsured and uninsured patients with paying for care. You will also analyze why the funding source you selected had more advantages than the others you considered and how the source you selected relates to the Affordable Care Act.To prepare for the Final Assessment, consider the public and private sources you have examined for funding healthcare services in the United States. Reflect on the learning resources in this Competency and from your own research.For your Module Pre-Assessment, create an outline of the brief that demonstrates how you will describe the current funding sources used in your healthcare setting, the new funding source you selected for underinsured and uninsured patients and why it had more advantages than other sources you considered and how it relates to the Affordable Care Act. Note that you do not need to resubmit your Pre-Assessment to address feedback.