Health care change is likely to occur in the following areas: 1 health insurance 2 cost containment 3 services for the chronically ill 4 accountability and transparency   Which area would...

Health care change is likely to occur in the following areas:
1 health insurance
2 cost containment
3 services for the chronically ill
4 accountability and transparency
 
Which area would you like to become involved in to promote system changes, and why?
 

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If I had the choice, I would want to work in cost containment.  I would argue that cost containment will be the most important aspect of the medical field in the years to come.

In the United States today, costs are becoming the biggest problem for the health care field.  Costs are growing rapidly and are really doing so at a rate that is unsustainable.  It is at least possible that the entire system will be severely harmed.  The entire health care industry depends, of course, on the ability of people to pay for care.  If costs continue to rise, more and more people will be unable to pay for care.  More and more employers will be unable to provide their workers with good insurance.  If the government tries to step in, it will be a huge drain on the taxpayers if costs do not go down.  If these things happen, there could be a steep drop in the amount of health care that is demanded in the United States.  That would mean, in turn, that there would be less of a need for all sorts of people who are now employed in the health care industry.

Because of this, I feel that cost containment is the most important aspect of the health care industry and that is the area in which I would choose to work if given the choice.

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