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:Government-Funded Health Care Government-Provided Health Care Services TRICARE Veterans Health Administration Indian Health Service Government Health Insurance Medicare Medicaid Childrens Health Insurance Program 6
Slide notes:Government-funded health care includes programs in which the government acts as an insurance payor for health care services and other programs in which the government, in addition to funding the costs, acts as provider of health care services . The latter include the government-run programs for active and retired military personnel and their families through TRICARE and the Veterans Health Administration, and the Indian Health Service. We will look at the programs where the government acts only as the payor for health care services, either directly or indirectly . This includes Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. 6