Discussion Question – Government-Subsidized Managed Care – Due Saturday the 10th by 12 Noon

Discussion Question:


The proponents of government-subsidized managed care in the U.S. want a plan that would be a single-payer universal health system managed by the federal government. Under such a system all Americans, young, old, poor, wealthy, working, or not working, would be covered under one plan; no Medicare, Medicaid, VA, Native American Health Service, private insurance, or HMOs would be included in the system. This one plan would pay for whatever healthcare a person needs. Many Americans oppose such a plan.


What do you think are the pros and cons of such a plan?

Would you want to be covered under such a plan?

Do you think you would be better or worse off with such a plan? Why?


By Saturday, August 10, 2013 respond to the discussion question assigned by the Faculty. Submit your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Use the same Discussion Area to comment on your classmates’ submissions and continue the discussion until Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Comment on how your classmates would address differing views.


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