Discuss 3 current trends and directions for health care delivery in the United States and the role that managed care has in shaping those 3 trends.

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Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 500–700 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

  • Discuss 3 current trends and directions for health care delivery in the United States and the role that managed care has in shaping those 3 trends.
  • Besides managed care, what other forces have influenced these trends and directions?
  • Are these trends and directions moving health care delivery in a positive direction? Explain your response.

Note: Use APA style and 2 scholarly references.

Assignment 2.

6 pages

Write a paper that discusses the following 3 elements:

  • Provide an overview of how health care in the United States has evolved since the postindustrial period.
  • How has the evolution of medical technology, graduate medical education, and the professionalization of medical and nursing staff affected the delivery of care?
  • Why has the United States been unsuccessful in evolving the current health care system into a national health care system?

Note: Use APA style and 3 scholarly references.

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