Health policy is simply a health plan that has been written with specific strategies or objectives to accomplish the overall goal of the plan. Health policy (popular or unpopular) plays an important role in the delivery of healthcare services. Please review Chapter 1 in its entirety to understand the premise of health policy. To successfully complete this discussion an understanding to the role of policies in health care is imperative. In a minimum of 250 words discuss the following questions:
What is the premise of healthcare policies? (consider the following: past/current policies that impact provider-insurer shift)
Is healthcare access a “human right” or a “privilege”? Provide a rationale.
Who are the major players in health policies?
How does health policy impact society?
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. A substantive response is respectful professional, unique, highlights the key points you have learned, adds your content knowledge, compares and contrasts, provides further research, is topic-related, and is at least five sentences in length.