For this reflective discussion: Reflect upon two concepts that you learned in this course.
- What are the concepts (impacts of the Affordable Care Act and the effects it has on hospital organizations; the definition of managed care and its importance on a healthcare organization; understanding Medicare and Medicaid and its various components; the impact that the ACA has on Medicare and Medicaid; and proposed initiatives to the ACA.)? What insight or ideas did you gain from learning each of these concepts? Were there aspects of the concepts that you would challenge?
- What is the importance of these concepts to public health? How will you use this new wisdom in your current or future career?
- Optional: Offer feedback on how the course and/or facilitation of the course can be improved.
Reflection is a mental process that challenges you to use critical thinking to examine the course information, analyze it carefully, make connections with previous knowledge and experience, and draw conclusions based on the resulting ideas. A well-cultivated critical thinker raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely; gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards; thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences; and communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems. (Paul & Elder, 2008)
In order to earn maximum credit, the comment should be more than your opinion, and more than a quick “off the top of your head” response. Be sure to support your statements, cite sources properly, cite within the text of your comments, and list your reference(s). The response must be a minimum of 250 words.EXPECTATIONS: 1 PAGE, 3 CITED SOURCES FROM REQUIRED READING
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