Provide your reasoned opinion (i.e. exhibiting your ability to develop a logical analysis and synthesizing from your research) regarding:
- Why health care costs in the U.S. are so much higher compared to health care costs in so many other nations.
- Why the U.S. ranks poorly compared to so many other nations on so many health status indicators.
- What policies would you change in the U.S. health system that would improve on our health cost profile and health status ranking?
Utilizing at least one quantitative and one qualitative health policy research method, design a study to examine whether health centers [including the federally qualified health center model] are able to reduce or eliminate health disparities across racial or ethnic and socioeconomic subpopulation. Continue reading