fter reading transcript on The Future of US Healthcare” by Barry Bittman, MD. Select one of the following critical analysis and discussion questions and post your
answer. Please write out the question at the top of your answer.
•View the video entitled, “The Future of US Healthcare” by Barry Bittman, MD. (The link may be found in the Content.) Among other things, the video talks about “Triple
AIM.” What is “Triple AIM” under the Affordable Care Act? The video also cites the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) projections that our national health
care expenditures will rise to $4.48 trillion by 2019, a number equivalent to 19.3 percent of our GDP. There is no doubt that the system must be reformed in order to
sustain a viable and affordable health care system for everyone. What is Dr. Bittman’s recommendation for health care reform? Do you agree with his recommendations?
Please support your argument.
•The Affordable Care Act is expected to help increase access to health care. Health insurance exchanges will be an important part of that. Most people get health
insurance through their employers. But people without this option will now be able to shop for health insurance on exchanges, as an alternative to buying coverage
directly from individual health insurers. Exchanges are new and easy to use. And they’ll be open for business in October 2013, allowing consumers to shop for health
plans that will begin on January 1st. Experts predict that by 2016, more than 25 million people will use exchanges to buy health insurance. Doing an online search
discuss the following:
What are these exchanges? How are they supposed to work? How will things change? And why is this important?