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 Government as an Insurance Payor
Slide content:Financing Health Care, Part 1 Summary - 1 Two types of health insurance in the U.S.: private and public/government U.S. government has three roles: pass laws, provide services, pay for service U.S. has both private and public health insurance systems; health care insurance is an important factor in health care spending 28
Slide notes:This also concludes the unit Financing Health Care, Part 1 . In summary, the current U.S. system of health care payors developed as a result of historical and governmental influences and consists largely of private and public, or government-funded insurance plans. The government has three roles in health care: to pass laws that ensure fair competition and protect the public; to provide health care services; and to pay for services. National health care expenditures can be examined by categories of spending, contributor, and payor . Health insurance is an important factor in health care spending in the United States. 28