Health Care Costs


Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper that addresses the following directives below.

1- Provide a discussion that demonstrates you have an understanding of the impact the cost of health care has on the economy. Be sure to discuss the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
2- Health care legislation impacts an array of factors such as quality of health care, insurance coverage, the free market, etc. Select two to three (2-3) areas impacted by health care legislation such as HR 3962, and provide an argument in support of the health care act and two arguments that are in opposition to such a health care act.
3- Compare the three (3) main types of health insurance in the U.S. and assess the solvency of each. Make a prediction regarding the longevity of each type over the next 30 years.
4- Debate whether or not private health insurance violates the standard principles of insurance.
5- Analyze the evolution of the promotion of health and disease prevention in the U.S. and identify the point at which a clear shift in the thinking in the dominant culture occurred resulting in the greatest impact on the health care insurance system in the U.S.


Healthcare has been one of the most controversial areas in the United States. Since the evolution of healthcare industry in the  early 18th and 19th century, the sector has undergone many changes in a bid to ensure that it responds to the needs of the population but it still  remains a  sector with far reaching, social, political, and economic implications. The healthcare sector is one of the most important sectors in any country. It is mandated with ensuring that a country has a healthy population that is productive.  Being one of the most important sectors in a country, there are different social, political and economic forces that impacts on the sector. The United States spends the highest percentage of her GDP on health care but her health care system is far from the best in the world. United States healthcare sector is characterized by high cost of care,   deficiency in healthcare staff, high rate of inaccessibility, issues of quality, and many others. Despite a number of legislations that were enacted by the government in the 20th and 21st century, United States health care sector leaves more to be desired.