Discussion: The Role of Government in the U.S. Health Care System

In this Discussion, you will consider the role of government in health care, and you will examine the impact of a social, economic, technological, ethical, or legal issue on health care delivery. To prepare: With this week’s Learning Resources in mind, consider this question: Is health care a right or a privilege? Review the media presentation for this week, focusing on the role of the government in health care including the Affordable Care Act.

Pinpoint a social, economic, technological, ethical, or legal issue that could, or has, affected health care delivery in the United States. Locate a current article from the popular press (within the past 6 months) related to the health care issue you identified. How does this article inform your understanding of the influence of your selected issue in the health care debate? By Day 3 Post your position on whether health care in the United States is a right or a privilege, and explain what you believe to be the proper role of government in health care. Justify your position. Explain how the social, economic, technological, ethical, or legal issue you selected is impacting health care delivery and whether this issue should be addressed by the government or by private entities. Identify the article you selected, and explain how this article informs your stance.

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