The purpose of this assignment is for you to estimate how you are spending your health care dollars and how you can be a wise health consumer. Please provide your answers to the 6 prompts below. Your response should not exceed two double-spaced typed pages.
Prepare a list of the health products and services you anticipate purchasing in a one year period. (e.g., health insurance, first aid and beauty aids, OTC and Rx drugs, doctor visits, mammograms, checkups, flu shots, vitamins, chiropractic, massage, yoga classes, etc.).
Estimate the expenditure for each product/service. If any of these products are covered under your insurance policy, please indicate only the amount you pay, i.e., the deductible and co-pays.
Estimate the yearly total cost to you for health products/services.
What percentage of your total yearly income do these expenditures represent? (If you currently do not earn an income, estimate the percentage of your cost of living that is dedicated to health products/services).
Based on the material you learned from this class and outside sources, are your health care expenditures, reasonable? Are they all necessary?
As a wise consumer how can you best spend your health care dollars?
Please note: This assignment does ask you assess products/services you use, your yearly expenditure on those products/services, and/or percentage of total income spent on those products/services.
know many of you have opinions about what we should or should not be doing with respect to our healthcare system and most of you will be intimately involved with the overall goal of improving the health of all of our population. The video resources below are some examples of topics associated with the healthcare system in the United States. As future health educators, you should take a look at one of the social marketing videos. Please review a few of these and (1) see if you can find a few short, educational, and informative videos and (2) post your comments about the video/s and add your own remarks to Discussions by 11:59 P.M., Monday, Nov 16, 2015.
Then, respond to at least two other students’ posts with either factual information or personal opinion – please remember to use netiquette in responding to another. Please complete your responses to others by 11:59 P.M., Monday, Nov 23 2015. [worth up to 10 points]
Saving H1N1 Patients Expensive:
“The Healthcare Paradox”
Obamacare: Delivering Affordable Health Care (short video presentation by the President Obama)