The Structure & Cost of US Health Care: Crash Course Sociology #44

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In our final episode of Crash Course Sociology we are going to talk about what the health care system in the US looks like, the five A’s of health care accessibility, and a couple of contributing factors to the affordability of health care: fee for service care and the structure of our health insurance system which encourage higher spending.

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References:
Sociology by John J. Macionis, 15th edition (2014)

Distribution of U.S. Health Care Providers Residing in Rural and Urban Areas, US Department of Health & Human Services https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/pdf/rural-urban-workforce-distribution-nchwa-2014.pdf

Protection from high medical costs https://www.healthcare.gov/why-coverage-is-important/protection-from-high-medical-costs/

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