Complex Issues in Public Health: Impacts on Health Care Economics

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you address the following:

  • Provide an overview of how the Spanish Flu affected the U.S. health care system.
  • Compare how the Spanish Flu and the COVID-19 pandemic affected health care economics in the U.S. Use at least 4 of the following terms in your discussion:
  • Supply
  • Demand
  • Opportunity cost
  • Economy of scale
  • Value-based care
  • Productivity
  • Resource utilization
  • Behavioral economics
  • Benchmarking
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Economic burden
  • Discuss how the U.S. health care system should be improved based on the information you have collected and the concepts you have learned in this course. Provide suggestions for how policy, processes, funding, and access can be improved.


Include at least 2 current, peer-reviewed articles in your paper.