The Pros And Cons Of The Health Care Industry

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The United States of America’s largest employment industry is the health care field (Shi & Singh, 2013, p. 79). The health care industry employees include physicians, technologists, and secretarial workers (Shi & Singh, 2013, p. 79). The fundamental employee that creates other positions in the health care industry is the physician. There are physicians who specialize in a certain field of health care or physicians that go into the family practice side of health care. In the United States of America, more than half of the physicians that are employed have become a specialist in a specific health field, which leaves a limited amount of physicians who practice in the family aspect of medicine (Shi & Singh, 2013, p. 86). Unfortunately, this has help to create a maldistribution of physicians has caused the population to be underserved, so that the population is not taking care of their health, or there is too much competition that causes the costs of health care to rise (Shi & Singh, 2013, p. 82). The government has tried to combat the maldistribution issue by giving money for the underprivileged, tax subsidies that created a financial incentive to not specialize in the medical field, and offer scholarships for physicians in family practice. …show more content…
The National Health Service Corps, which is a subsidiary of the United States Health and Human Services, will give the student a stipend to live on, as well as to help pay for school books and tuition (National Health Service Corps, n.d.) . The medical student must agree to sign up to work in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) location for at a minimum commitment of two to four years depending on the location (National Health Service Corps, n.d.). This program helps the medical students to become debt free quicker, but at the same time improves the number of family practice

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