McLaughlin, C. P., & McLaughlin, C. D. (2014). Health policy analysis: An interdisciplinary approach (2nd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Health policy is simply a health plan that has been written with specific strategies or objectives to accomplish the overall goal of the plan. Health policy (popular or unpopular) plays an important role in the delivery of healthcare services. Please review Chapter 1 in its entirety to understand the premise of health policy. What is the premise of healthcare policies? (consider the following: past/current policies that impact provider-insurer shift)
- Is healthcare access a “human right” or a “privilege”? Provide a rationale.
- Who are the major players in health policies?
- How does health policy impact society?