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Introduction to Community and Public Health by Paul W. Branscum, Manoj Sharma, Ashutosh Atri

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Chapter 13Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Services and Public Health Systems in the United States

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to

  • Describe the basic organization of the US health care system.
  • Discuss the different parts of the public and private health insurance components of the health care system.
  • List the basic features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Discuss the factors that affect health care utilization.
  • Describe the impact of lack of insurance on access to health care services.
  • Discuss the major trends pertaining to the uninsured population in the United States.
  • Describe the essential public health services.

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