soc 427 health and illness discussion 3

Responses must be 300 words or more and have in-text citation

You must respond to Prompt 1A

Find the website for the nonprofit Consumers Union, and then find its section on health care. What does Consumers Union believe are the most serious problems in the US health care system? What sorts of strategies does Consumers Union propose for relieving those problems?

Prompt 2

  • How has the public’s health benefited from access to high technology medical interventions? Would the health of the public be better or worse if we spent less on high technology and more on primary care—lessening access to high technology while increasing access to primary care?
  • What factors account for the rise of managed care? What are the potential pitfalls and benefits of managed care?

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