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Unformatted text preview: HCA 210 Week 7 DQ 2 // Please use this as a reference and compile your own answer with its help // Best regards // // Honest Abe // How has the payment of health care providers evolved over time? What cause these changes? Health care in America has changed dramatically over time. Typically, until the post-World War II insurance boom, health care was a paid service, "fee for service." Of course, this did accentuate the differences between economic classes; wealthier people were able to afford private doctors and more healthcares, while the poor were often relegated to the county hospital wards with little or no care. In the rural environment, healthcare payments were often done with the bartering system, as was veterinary care. While insurance companies did not become a mainstay of medical culture until after WWII, the first attempts at managed health care began in the 1920s. During WWII, however, and well into first attempts at managed health care began in the 1920s....
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course HCA 210 HCA 210 taught by Professor Suziemays during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Fall '10