Health Care Industry a Global Perspective

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The Health Care Industry: A Global Perspective

Ethical Health Care Management HCM510

October 18, 2013

The Health Care Industry: A Global Perspective

The world of health care is changing constantly and the changes are happening all over the world. With all of the health care changes that have been taking place here in our nation with health reform it is sometimes forgotten what other nations are going through with regards to health care. Today more than ever, there is pressure on health care organizations and their management teams to improve the quality of care that is provided as well as finding new and inventive ways to decrease costs. The purpose of this paper is to discuss changes that are needed, and have been made in the health care industry, and how our nation’s health system differs from other nations around the world.

Health Care Reform: What It Means and Where the Problems Are

There have been a number of changes with the Affordable Care Act and many of these changes are unclear to the American population, even though it affects a vast majority of them. The overall idea of the health care reform, commonly referred to as “Obamacare” is that everyone is able to have access to health care. Sounds like a great idea doesn’t it? By offering health care to everyone in America through various companies and types of medical insurance, everyone should be able to see a physician and be treated for their medical problems whenever they need to be.

One of the biggest problems with health care reform is that there are still so many unknowns about it. While Obamacare does allow people will be able to sign up for their choice of medical insurance plan, many people are not sure what type of insurance plan they should be signing up for. The problem of people signing up for the least expensive is that it may not be in their best interest medically speaking and they may end up more focused on the initial price tag instead of the long term costs of the cheaper initial...