ntricacies of healthcare financing and growing expenditures in the United States.

You have learned the intricacies of healthcare financing and growing

expenditures in the United States. Based on your readings and as reported by

NHE, you would agree that if the current spending levels continue, the U.S.

healthcare delivery system possesses a great danger to the U.S. economy.

Here is the million-dollar question: In your estimation, why does healthcare in

the U.S. account for such a huge chunk of the GDP in comparison to other

countries with comparable economies?

This week’s readings highlighted some drivers of healthcare expenditures and

their impact on the system as a whole. If we are able to identify reasons for

the exponential increase in healthcare expenditure, then how can it be

reduced?