Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The role of health care in the U.S. economy
Slide content:The Role of Health Care in the U.S. Economy - 2 Privately funded health care Publically funded health care Role Important federal laws 6
Slide notes:The model for a country s health care system may be public, private, or mixed, and varies from country to country. The U.S. health care system is a mixed model of private health care organizations, or HCOs and government-operated systems, such as the Military Health System, the Veterans Administration, and the Indian Health Service, among others. No matter how a country structures the delivery of health care services, the challenge of paying for the services it provides is a complex and taxing problem. It is important that the collection and disbursement of funds is appropriately managed to ensure the continued delivery of health care services. 6