Chapter 5: Current Issues in Healthcare Policy
- Examine the basis for government intervention in the market for healthcare services, as well as the forms of intervention.
- Explore the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a policy that has been adopted in the United States with the intention of improving healthcare delivery, access, or outcomes.
- Outline the legislation and programs developed to decentralize risk from the healthcare payer to providers of healthcare services.
5.1 Government Policy
5.2 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
5.3 Value-Based Contracting in Healthcare
5.4 Chapter Summary
5.5 References & Attributions