The decade since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010 has seen fundamental shifts in the cost and practices in health care and insurance. Studying the data from this period of transformation in the United States can help us to understand the movement of health care costs in the years to come.
-Review the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care 2018 Data Update.(ATTACHED)
Write a 525- to 700-word analysis that includes the following:
-Identify the results for your area of the United States (state or region).
-Analyze the results for your area and write a 525- to 700-word summary of why you think the trends in utilization and cost are either positive or negative.
-Examine and explain whether you think the utilization and costs information for your organization or geography can be used to build a stronger brand for health care.
-Cite any references to support your assignment.
-Format your citations according to APA guidelines.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
If mergers and market consolidation in health care do not increase access or lower prices for consumers, why have they been so prevalent in the last 20 years in the United States?
Are there economic theories or concepts that help to explain the regional variation in health care utilization and cost, as outlined by the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare report?
Will post part 3 Friday