Who Should Pay
State your position about who should receive the kind of high-cost cancer drugs described in the article, and how those drugs should be paid for. Make sure to justify your position. Based on your readings are there current U.S. healthcare policies that address this issue? Explain where they stand on this issue.
Book Excerpt: Chapter from Shi, L. & Singh, D.A. (2004) Delivering health care in America: A systems approach (3rd ed.) Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Article: Catlin, A., Cowan, C., Heffler, S. & Washington B (2007) National health spending in 2005: The slowdown continues. Health Affairs 26(1), 142-153.
Article: Reinhart, U.E. (2006) The pricing of U.S. hospital services: Chaos behind a veil of secrecy. Health Affairs, 25(1), 57-69