Significant Event in Health Care

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Significant Health Care Event Linda B. Conner, RN, BSN HCS/531 October 13, 2014 Dale Mueller Significant Health Care Event The health care system in the United States has been growing and changing for years and will continue to do so for years to come. The one constant in the Unite States health care system is change and evolution through evaluations of those changes. If there had not been unrest with the level and provisions of care in the early 1970s Managed Care may have never been introduced. President Nixon signed legislation in 1973 termed, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Act of 1973. This pivotal event in the health care system allowed for a change from the fee for service model to a comprehensive range of medical or health…show more content…
Advances in technology and medicine have allowed our population to live far longer than the original contributors of the HMO Act of 1973 would have ever expected. Plans and systems are not created to remain stagnate. Change is inevitable. The United States health care system is no different. I do agree that the HMO Act of 1973 was significant to our history and future of health care. Without each stage of growth you can not strive to grow higher. References Mueller, Marjorie Smith. (March 1974). Social Security Bulletin. Notes and Briefs Report Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973. Retrieved from HYPERLINK http//www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v37n3/v37n3p35.pdf http//www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v37n3/v37n3p35.pdf Navarro, R. Cahill, J. (2009). Managed Care Pharmacy Practice (Second edition), Jones and Bartlett Pages 1 to 15. Significant Health Care Event PAGE

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