Role Of Stakeholders In Healthcare

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Understanding Stakeholders
The United States health care system consists of many ‘players’, or stakeholders as we’ve studied over the past few weeks. Stakeholders are individuals who take an interest in something that is being offered, the thing that is at stake may or may not have a direct impact on the stakeholder. Stakeholders such as government, business, and employees have a great amount of influence on healthcare policy. Stakeholders can influence cost; the affordability of healthcare is a hot topic.
The textbook discusses employer provided healthcare and government provided healthcare; the different programs, benefits, and costs established by these entities can impact the way health care is utilized and distributed. There are several
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“Stakeholders are those entities that are integrally involved in the health care system” (St. Joseph’s University, 2011). Each stakeholder plays different roles within the healthcare …show more content…
The Executive branch has begun to take a more active role in health care reform. The objectives of this branch are to provide health care coverage to all individuals.
Judicial. The judicial branch is responsible for examining individual cases in the event that something goes wrong within one of these public health care policies.
Legislative. This branches responsibility is to reflect the needs of the people in policy making. Congress represents
Private Insurers Private insurers are concerned with getting the best price. Private health insurance is often offered through your employer (WebMD, 2016). When private health insurance is offered through the employer you only have that one option, if private insurance is purchased independently then it is very expensive.
Employees
Employees seek out good health care benefits when looking for an employer. Remaining healthy can make an employee more valuable at work; as was mentioned in the employer section. The employee needs health care needs met for themselves and for their families. Although, the employer paid the bulk of the employee’s health expenses, the employee still pays a portion. The employee will want that number to be as low as possible.

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