1. Are we buying health in the USA healthcare system? 2. If we are buying it, is health a human right? 3. Or, is it service or good that privileged to have the assets to can buy?

DISCUSSION 2.1 Is Health a Human Right or Not in the U.S.A.
 1. Are we buying “health” in the USA healthcare system? 2. If we are buying it, is health a human right?  3. Or, is it service or good that privileged to have the assets to can buy? Explain and substantiate your answer. 

******Consider the definition of health by the World Health Organization when answering this question. Make sure to make a distinction between health and healthcare services. 

Week 2-Evolution of the U.S. Healthcare System, Healthcare Insurance Basics Read:

Chapter 3 – Evolution of Health Services in the United States
Weekly PowerPoint presentation (in Course Content)
Review of Health Insurance Terminology
Health Insurance 101
Health Insurance 101: different plans
Garner, C.B., Berry, J.M., & McCabe, D.A. (2011).   Tracing the Evolution of American Health Care through Medicare. Health, Culture, & Society. Volume 1, No. 1, DOI 10.5195/hcs.2011.53. (In Course Content)

Brookings Institution (2011). Health care costs in US vs Europe. https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/health-care-system/v/health-care-costs-in-us-vs-europe (14:34)
The best healthcare system in the world: which one would you pick?
Healthcare reform: learning from other major healthcare systems
Ridic, G., Gleason, S., & Ridic, O. (2012). Comparisons of Health Care Systems in the United States, Germany and Canada. Materia Sociomedica. 24(2): 112–120 doi:  Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nihhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633404/.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633404/
“Sick around the world”, Public Broadcasting Service Frontline “Sick around the World” 2008, an enlightening documentary about different approaches to health care in 5 countries. They each have their pros and cons, described in this evenhanded report, but they all appear to be superior to the US system in important ways. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4rg-DJBd34
Coronado, L., Crosby, A., Rascano, T., Saechin, T., Salazar, L., & Taylor-Weber, T. (2014). History and Development of the U.S. Health Care System. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRFKCXvy3-g (10:00)
HTV Networks (2010).  History of Healthcare. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mpgwGRJyw (1:57)
Paine, R. (2013)  An Overview of the History of Healthcare. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RGpuO9F2nk (8:52)
Wahi, M (2013). Historical Overview of U.S. Health Care Delivery.   Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w31xY0Y87dE&t=17s  (41:26)
Washington Health Plan Finder (2013).  U.S. Healthcare: a Short History.  Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82NINDT45DE (2:09)
PNHP (1999). A Brief History: Universal Health Care Efforts in the US. Retrieved from http://www.pnhp.org/facts/a-brief-history-universal-health-care-efforts-in-the-us
US House of Representatives (2010).  Compilation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Retrieved from http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) (for reference)Nicknames: Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Reform, Healthcare Reform
Enacted by: the 111th United States Congress
Statutes at Large: 124 Stat. 119 through 124 Stat. 1025 (906 pages):
Hospital Survey and Construction Act (or the Hill-Burton Act)https://archive.org/details/healthcareusaund00sult
Reducing Cost and Waste in American Medicine, A Physician-Led Roadmap to Patient-Centered Medical Carehttp://free2care.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Free2care.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1eKx5_AS2til2Y4XTL_BO6CJ03w7y5wCCQFeamOnlIiQdlvG5M-U999JM
·      Integrated Analysis of Healthcare Efficiency: A Systematic Review, Journal of Medical Systems volume 42, Article number: 8 (2018), Cantor, V.J.M., Poh, K.L. Integrated Analysis of Healthcare Efficiency: A Systematic Review. J Med Syst 42, 8 (2018).

Additional Resources:
Madhav, T. J., Sethi, M., Mehta, S., & Nunley, R. M. (2011). From sickness insurance to health insurance. AAOS Now, 5(4), 34. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.umuc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edb&AN=60071397&site=eds-live&scope=site Videos to view (click the title to start the video). U.S. Healthcare: a Short History  (~ 2 minutes)History of Healthcare (~ 2 minutes)An Overview of the History of Healthcare (~ 9 minutes)A Critical Moment in the History of Medicine – Dr. Tracy Gaudet (VA) at Models for Change ’11 (20:27 minutes)

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