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Main DP Week 3 The purpose of this post is to analyze the ethical and economical challenges related to policy decisions such as those presented in the Washington Post article. I will admit, this has been difficult to do! There are numerous issues in healthcare that we are facing in this country and it is overwhelming to begin to research a solution that is feasible economically and ethically, at the same time. “The challenge of reining in the rising costs of the Medicare Program is particularly thorny because it confronts a recalcitrant societal tension between the necessity for cost control and the value of open-ended technology use for life extension in the later years”(Kaufman & Max, 2011). Finding a way to deliver healthcare at a lower cost that still retains quality and delivers good outcomes is very important to our nation’s long-term economic well-being (The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, 2018). The United States spends twice as much on healthcare than other advanced nations, but our outcomes are not always better. “The Institute

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