Aspen N502 Module 8 Discussion
How should this country address
the problem of the approximately 47 million uninsured or underinsured
What is societyâ€™s obligation to
ensure access to a basic level of health care for all its citizens and how can
it be accomplished?
Should health care be a basic
individual right just as is education? Why does the United States consider
health care an open market commodity when all other developed countries
guarantee their citizens some basic level of health care?
The wisdom of depending on
International Medical School Graduates (IMGs) to fill gaps in physician supply,
while US medical schools hold class size constant, is questionable. In
addition, the aging of the physician workforce, the decreasing hours worked by
both physicians in practice and physicians in residency, and a 20 percent
reduction in the effort of the increasing proportion of female physicians, will
result in a significant decrease in the â€œeffectiveâ€ supply of physicians.
Should the gap be filled by a major substitution of nurse practitioners,
physician assistants, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and others, or are there