Chapter 6 in the book “Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System” by Douglas Singh & Leiyu Shi discusses health care financing in the United States. They describe a “moral hazard” in the financing structure, where providers and insurances negotiate health care prices on the behalf of the insurance enrollee/patient in contracts, without any input from the patient.
Chapter 5 of the “Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System” by Douglas Singh and Leiyu Shi describes medical technology and its application in the U.S. health care system, and Chapter 11 of the same book covers special populations and their participation in the U.S. health care system. Recent reports have accused U.S. health care systems of
This post introduces the YouTube lecture, “Major Characteristics of the U.S. Health Care System: Part 1“, which focuses on how the U. S. health care system is actually comprised of subsystems, and reviews these subsystems. The lecture reflects on ideas in Chapter 1 of the book, “Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System” by Douglas