Health Care Finance Distribution of national health spending
After reading the background materials as well as additional information you find from the literature and online sources, respond to the following:
1.Identify the distribution of national health spending by type of financing source.
2.Identify the distribution of health insurance coverage among the U.S. population.
3.Discuss the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the difficulties that might be encountered by those mandated to participate.
4.Discuss the origin of employment-based health insurance.
5.Explain the difference between fully insured and self-insured health plans.
Length: Write a 1-page paper.Use headers throughout the paper. This will aid you in not overlooking vital elements of the assignment and make the document easier for the reader to follow.
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