Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Public Policy and Law
The American health care system is in a serious crisis. We have very high health care expenditures, but receive very low quality health outcomes. It is time for America to address the problems of our health care system head on, starting with the fee-for-service reimbursement structure and the fragmented care delivery system. This paper provides a comparative analysis of the systems in place in France and Japan to draw conclusions about possible solutions for the United States. This paper also discusses successful health care institutions within America and why they work. Finally, the potential results of the Affordable Care Act are discussed.
Ryan, Britney, "Health Care Crisis: Potential Solutions to the Perverse Reimbursement System and the Fragmented Care Delivery System". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2013.
Trinity College Digital Repository, http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/323