Chapter two in the textbook discusses the evolution of our health care system. Much of the evolution was due to the political landscape, societal constraints, consumer demand, escalating costs, and the advancement in technology. We have seen legislation and legal cases that have had a major influence on the health care system. After reading the chapter, review the timeline simulation labeled “Global Perspectives” located on the Summary and Resources page from Chapter 2. Consider how the U.S. healthcare system has evolved over the past 50 years.
Choose one of the influencing factors from the timeline and discuss its impact on the system. Provide your rationale as to why you think it has been revolutionary in changing the system.