1.What are Medicaid and Medicare? Who receives these services? Why are these sep


1.What are Medicaid and Medicare? Who receives these services? Why are these separate programs?
2. Why have health care costs in the United States risen?
3. Who are the uninsured?
4.Why do individuals who have health insurance still sometimes face financial difficulties in paying their health care bills?
5. How do we ration health care in our present system? What are the financial costs of this rationing? What are the social costs?
6. How are the costs of care distributed among U.S. residents now? Be sure to think about not only costs paid out of pocket but also costs paid through taxes for government-provided care. How would those costs be distributed under a single-payer national health plan?


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