Healthcare has always been in a constant state of flux, accelerating in the last two decades due to increasing costs, limited access to care and demands for quality. The paper is a scholarly discussion of forces that drive healthcare today, how health policies shape our healthcare system and the global healthcare environment, and your personal and professional experiences within the healthcare system.

The content of the paper should:
Provide an overview of the history of healthcare insurance in the US (refer to Chapter 3 in your textbook), using citations to support your discussion. The name of the book is: ( Shi, L. & Singh, D. (2017). Essentials of the U. S. healthcare system (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones
and Bartlett, ISBN# 978-1-284-10055-6)
Review and discuss current healthcare policy finances and insurance reimbursement in regard to Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and exchanges.
Compare the U.S. healthcare system to at least one other country regarding costs, financing and/or outcomes. Use citations to support your discussion.
Discuss the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) on access to quality care and disparities in underserved populations in the US. Use citations to support your discussion.
Discuss the impact of the PPACA on current healthcare policies. Present one to two specific examples to explain the relationship of current healthcare policies to your personal and professional experiences. For this section, you may use “I” in your description of your experiences. Citations are not required for this section.