HCA 255 Health Policy and Economic Analysis

Many argue that America needs to eliminate debt, increase economic growth, improve education and reform health care. If you were the current U.S. President how would you prioritize the needs of the country? In what order would you rank these needs and why?

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the cost of health care increases by approximately 4% each year, exceeding 3 trillion dollars in 2012. What societal changes have affected the cost of health care? How has the government responded to contain and reduce health care spending? What role should government play in controlling the cost of care and ensuring health coverage?
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