Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
Healthcare spending is an important contributor to the economy of the United States, which spends a significant portion of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on healthcare. In 2016 it was 17.8% of the GDP and highest among other high income countries (Papanicolas, Woskie, and Jha, 2018). You can watch a video about these findings at this link.
For this discussion with your classmates, read the article discussing trends in the US healthcare economy.
Use scholarly references published within the last five years and cite them using APA formatting.
Vogenberg, F.R. and Santilli, J. (2018). Healthcare trends for 2018. American Health & Drug Benefits 11(1):48-54. (February 2018) Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC59027…
Papanicolas, I., Woskie, L.R., and Jha, A.K. (2018) Health care spending in the United States and other high income countries. Journal of the American Medical Association 319(10):1024-1039. Retrieved from https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/…
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