The Impact of Health Insurance on Public Health
A major national public health policy debate involves private and public health insurance: Which expenses are covered and which are not? Who can afford health insurance and who cannot? What do we do about the uninsured?
Identify one topic related to the impact of health insurance on public health from this week’s readings that you consider particularly important.
Also, address the following in your post, citing any references in proper APA style and format:
- Based on U.S. Census data for 2015, what is the uninsured rate in the United States?
- How is public health affected by lack of health insurance?
- What is an example of a public health issue that is affected by current government policy regarding health insurance?
- How can public health workers advocate for comprehensive insurance coverage for all Americans?