2 Pages about: Government’s Role in US Healthcare

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Government’s Role in US Healthcare

There are several levels of government in the USA. Each level, Federal, State and County (Local), plays a different role in healthcare and has different responsibilities in the healthcare system.

Federal:

At the federal level the government mostly manages regulations and sets health policies.

  • Explain how the Federal government shares regulatory healthcare power with the states.
  • Select 3 federal agencies and briefly summarize their activities.

State:

Go to Oregon State Health Department, which is known as DHS or Oregon Health Authority.

Oregon DHS:http://www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/Portal-Programs-Se…

Public Health:http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/Pages/index.aspx

  • Identify health services that are provided by the state.
  • Would you want to work in any of these areas? Where would you like to apply and why?

County/Local:

Using the internet look up your County Health Department.

  • Identify health services that are provided by the county.
  • Would you want to work in any of these areas? Where would you apply and why?

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