In spite of its impressive accomplishments, the U.S. health care system is fraught with problems and dilemmas. There is a growing concern that health care is a big, complex, unmanageable business. In this week’s reading, six major stakeholders were identified, they are: the public, employers, providers, hospitals and other health care facilities, the government, and managed care organizations and other insurers. After reading this week’s text and other references answer the following questions:
• In what ways have the stakeholders contributed to make the current health care system in the United States is too complex and unmanageable?
• In your opinion, which stakeholder has had the most significant impact? Why?
• Who should take the lead in reforming the U.S. health care system? Why?