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Unformatted text preview: -Many different kinds of care and costs o Nursing home o Daycares -Causes huge costs in HC Healthcare-3 P’s- 3 players involved in healthcare o Practitioners- work in HC o Payors- insurance companies, employers, gov’t, us, private pay patients- pay for themselves b/c cannot get $ from other people o Patients -Out health care is not universal, depends on the payors-One of the crucial payors is the gov’t o Gov’t health insurance Federal State • Two type of insurance- medicare and Medicaid o Medicare- federal insurance program- everybody gets an equal amts of coverage- age based Needs to reach a certain age- old Permanently disabled o Medicaid- federal and state program Have to be poor- poor is differently defined in each state-Insurance differs from state to state o Depends on things like : Population size Cost of living...
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- Spring '10
- Sociology, insurance companies, Insurance Program, Gov't health insurance