Exploring Single-Payer Healthcare

A three hour deep dive into a controversial healthcare system.

$6.00 + your state filing fee
3 Credit Hours

This course favors L&H insurance agents but is applied as general credit for all agents.

COURSE DIFFICULTY

INTERMEDIATE
This course covers the following topics:
  • Provide an overview of various healthcare models
  • Focus specifically on the single-payer system – the various ways this type of system can work, countries who have a single-payer system of healthcare for their citizens, and the benefits and drawbacks of this form of healthcare.
  • Examining the Affordable Care Act and looks at recent proposals for a single-payer healthcare system and the future of healthcare in America

Summary

This course discusses single-payer healthcare systems, a health insurance system financed by taxes that is managed and run by one entity, such as a government, providing essential health care universally to all citizens. The course will provide an overview of various healthcare models and then focus specifically on the single-payer system – the various ways this type of system can work, countries who have a single-payer system of healthcare for their citizens, and the benefits and drawbacks of this form of healthcare. The United States has a hybrid system that relies mainly on private insurance for its citizens. However, as the course will show, it has a lengthy history with legislation to pass single-payer healthcare reform. The course finishes by examining the Affordable Care Act – the current healthcare coverage for U.S. citizens – and looks at recent proposals for a single-payer healthcare system and the future of healthcare in America.

Outline

1. Healthcare Basics

  • Purpose of the Course
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Health Care Models
  • 1.4 U.S. Healthcare Statistics
  • 1.4 Property Owner Responsibility
  • 1.5 Summary
  • Chapter 1 Quiz

2. Single-Payer Health Insurance

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Countries That Utilize a Single-Payer System
  • 2.3 Benefits of a Single-Payer System
  • 2.4 Drawbacks of a Single-Payer System
  • 2.5 Summary
  • Chapter 2 Quiz

3. History of Healthcare in the United States

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Early Years of American Healthcare
  • 3.3 Beginnings of Employee-Sponsored Health Insurance
  • 3.4 Growing Gap Between Private Insurance and Welfare Services
  • 3.5 Implementation of Medicare and Medicaid
  • 3.6 Another Push, and Fail, for Universal Healthcare
  • 3.7 Updates to the Existing System
  • 3.8 The Affordable Care Act
  • 3.9 Summary
  • Chapter 3 Quiz

4. Pros and Cons of a Single-Payer System in the United States

  • 4.1 Cost Comparison between U.S. System and Single-Payer System
  • 4.2 Pros to a U.S. Single-Payer System
  • 4.3 Cons to a U.S. Single-Payer System
  • 4.4 Further Comparisons
  • Chapter 4 Quiz

5. The Future of Healthcare in the United States

  • 5.1 Pros and Cons of the Affordable Care Act
  • 5.2 Recent Attempts at Healthcare Reform
  • 5.3 Medicare for All
  • 5.4 Comparison of Recent U.S. Healthcare Models
  • 5.5 Options for the Future
  • 5.6 Closing
  • 5.7 Summary
  • Chapter 5 Quiz

Final Exam

  • Final Exam

FAQ

Q: What should I expect from this online course?

A: We use a unique system to help you learn the material easily. Our online courses present you with information in large type that is easy to read. We highlight key items in gray and quiz you after each chapter to make sure you are learning critical information. You may review the material as much as you want before taking your required online, multiple-choice exam. Passing the exam proves your proficiency in that subject to your state’s governing authority.

Q: Can I print my online course materials and test questions?

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Q: How long does it take to complete an online course?

A: The time required to complete an online course varies from student to student, but it roughly approximates the number of credit hours awarded for the course. You must pass an online, multiple-choice exam. Passing the exam proves your proficiency in that subject to your state’s governing authority.