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1. What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

 A. Medicare is for long term assistance only, Medicaid is for emergency assistance only.
 B. One is a government program and the other is a private plan.
 C. There is no difference, both refer to the same program.
 D. Both are government programs - Medicare is coverage for people over 65, Medicaid is coverage for the poor.

2. The Institute of Medicine estimates how many deaths from medical errors occur each year?

 A. One out of every ten procedures
 B. Between 44 and 98 thousand
 C. Between 6 and 7 thousand
 D. Over one million

3. In the health care industry "cherry-picking" is:

 A. A system for ensuring a team of the highest quality health care professionals, leaving the lesser experienced for those who can't pay.
 B. A stress relieving activity common among medical staff in rural areas.
 C.When HMOs recruit the healthiest clients and avoid chronic patients with expensive health care needs.
 D.A common term for the system used to find an organ donor match.

4. When doctors form a "pod" it means:

 A. The medical facility has been invaded by aliens.
 B. The doctors have formed a group to share the financial risk of their patients.
 C. The doctors are in capitated plan.
 D. Both B and C

5. Who are more likely to not have health insurance?

 A. Poor people who work
 B. Poor people who don't work

6. The United States has a trillion dollar health care industry.

 A. True
 B. False

7. New York was the first state to:

 A. Report mortality rates on heart bypass surgeries, hospital by hospital and doctor to doctor.
 B. Advertise its health care system to expensive chronically ill patients.
 C. Enroll every child in the state's CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program).
 D. None of the above

8. Sigmoidoscopy, a preventative colon cancer screening, will not pay off financially for a health plan for:

 A. Several months.
 B. At least a year.
 C. About ten years.
 D. Several decades.

9. How many Americans have a chronic health condition?

 A. 100 thousand
 B. 100 million
 C. 10 million
 D. None of the above

10. Studies done by Colorado University's Center for the Aging show that your chances for recovery from a stroke and return to normal daily living

 A. Are best after treatment in a skilled nursing facility.
 B. Are best after treatment in an acute rehabilitation hospital.
 C. Are just as likely regardless of which type of facility you go to.


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