Regulatory vs. Allocative Health Policies

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  • Regulatory vs. Allocative Health Policies (at the bottom)

Uninsured Americans

Over the next few weeks, you will explore many of the critical components of the United States healthcare system and elements that can be improved with appropriate healthcare policy. One of the most important pieces of legislation impacting healthcare is the ACA, which “provides Medicaid coverage to many low-income individuals in states that expand and Marketplace subsidies for individuals below 400% of the poverty line” (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2017, para. 1). But, while the ACA has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, there are still millions without coverage. The question is why and what can be done to address the underlying issues.

Please review the following resources and using specific information from these resources, your course resources, and additional research, address the tasks posed below:

  • Kaiser Family Foundation. (2017, September 19). Key facts about the uninsured population. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/uninsured/fact-sheet/key-facts-about-the-uninsured-population/
  • Krueger, A. B., & Kuziemko, I. (2013). The demand for health insurance among uninsured Americans: Results of a survey experiment and implications for policy. Journal of health economics, 32(5), 780–793. Retrieved from http://www.nber.org/papers/w16978.pdf

Tasks:

  • ***Summarize the population (number, demographics, etc.) of uninsured people in the U.S.
  • ***Discuss some of the reasons for and possible financial consequences of not having health insurance.
  • ***Discuss the socioeconomic consequences of having a large uninsured population in the U.S.
  • ***Describe the changes that will occur to assist the uninsured population with the Patient Protection and ACA.

Submission Details:

  • Present your response in a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document formatted in APA style.
  • On a separate page, cite all sources using APA format.

Reference:

  • Kaiser Family Foundation. (2017, September 19). Key facts about the uninsured population. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/uninsured/fact-sheet/key-facts-about-the-uninsured-population/

 

Regulatory vs. Allocative Health Policies

Regardless of their form, policies may be categorized as allocative or regulatory in nature. Allocative policies typically provide net benefits to a certain distinct group of actors at the expense of others in order to meet public objectives. For example, medical education is heavily subsidized by the government in order to prevent undersupply of physicians. Regulatory policies are designed to influence action, behaviors, and decisions of actors within a sector. Regulatory health policies include market-entry restrictions, rate or price setting controls on health service providers, quality controls on the provision of health services, market-preserving controls, and social regulation. The role of the federal government of the United States in health policy making is similar to any other policy making approach. The executive branch, under the president of the United States, implements and enforces laws written by the Congress.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is one of the fifteen executive departments and is the principal agency responsible for protecting the health of Americans. Health and social science research, disease outbreak prevention, food and drug safety, and health insurance provision come under the purview of HHS agencies. State governments, within the context of their own constitution and bill of rights, are structured similar to the federal government, operating within the state boundaries. States have constitutional authority to establish laws that protect public health and welfare. Furthermore, states, as purchasers of healthcare services, act as regulators, safety net providers, educators, as well as laboratories for experimentation with new policy. In the United States, health policy making is driven by “demanders” of policies. The most effective constituency of demanders seems to be well organized interest groups that are able to exert maximum influence on health policies.

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