Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System


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Sarah's managed health plan requires a referral from her family physician before she can see a specialist. She most likely has a _____ insurance plan.

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1. Jose's insurance allows him to go to any specialist without a referral, although it is less costly if he chooses from a specific pool of doctors. He most likely has a _____ insurance plan.

2. Which of the following statements about socialized medicine is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the different types of health care and insurance systems that are available. You'll have to read through sample scenarios and identify the name of the correct health care plan based on the given information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Insurance that requires a referral for a specialist
  • Health care system where the government owns and operates medical facilities
  • Insurance that allows a person to see a specialist without a referral
  • Health care system used by the United States
  • Medicaid

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related health care lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Medicaid is and who is eligible for it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the difference between HMO and PPO

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System to find out more. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what a direct-fee system is
  • Review what Medicaid and Medicare are and who is eligible for them
  • Understand what universal health care is and the government's role in it