Public and private health insurance plays a very significant role in the delivery and funding or reimbursement of health care services, making it

very important that all health care professionals understand, at a minimum, the basics of health insurance.

Discuss the following:
Provide a definition of both private and public health insurance, and discuss the differences between private and public health insurance.
Choose 1 public health insurance program (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, or Children’s Health Insurance Program), and discuss the basics of that program

and the financial impact it has had on health care delivery in the United States.