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Quiz2_Key - Pam 435 U.S Health Care System Prof Battistella...

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Pam 435 – U.S. Health Care System Name: Prof. Battistella Quiz #2 Net ID: September 28, 2006 Key 10 Questions (2 points each) = 20 points (Plus 1 bonus point possible). Good Luck! 1) Which of the following is not true of physician incomes? a. The inflation-adjusted incomes of most physicians were relatively flat between the years of 1998-2003. b. A significant portion of most physicians’ income derives from government reimbursement (Medicare/Medicaid). c. Incomes for physicians have generally grown at rates below inflation across the specialties in 2004 and 2005. d. The average income (not adjusted for inflation) for physicians across all specialties is roughly $203,000 (translates to roughly $170,000 if adjusting for inflation). C 2) From lecture, health insurance is different from conventional insurance (car, fire, unemployment, etc.) in that it: a. Guards people from unwanted unforeseen events. b. Provides coverage for services that people want and are encouraged to use.
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