Edwards, Lineberry Chp. 19

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Edwards, Lineberry Chp. 19

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  • 1. 
    The cost of health care inthe US is very high for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Modern medicine can treat more illnesses

    • B. 

      Malpractice suits lead to higher insurance rates

    • C. 

      Americans often lack incentive to keep costs low becaue they do not directly pay the bill

    • D. 

      More people are getting sick than ever before

    • E. 

      New medical technologies are expensive

  • 2. 
    The biggest portion of total health care costs in the US is paid for by
    • A. 

      Individuals

    • B. 

      Employers

    • C. 

      Doctors and hospitals

    • D. 

      Insurance companies

    • E. 

      National, state, and local governments

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements best describes Americans' health compared with other industrialized Western democracies?
    • A. 

      Americans live longer and have one of the lowest infant mortality rates

    • B. 

      Americans have a shorter life expectancy but one of the lowest infant mortality rates

    • C. 

      Americans live longer but have a very high infant mortality rate

    • D. 

      Americans have a shorter life expectancy and a higher infant mortality rate than many other democracies

    • E. 

      Despite the money Americans spend on health care, the life expectancy and mortality rate of Americans is comparable to that in other democracies

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements accurately describes coal?I.  Coal is a dirtier fuel than oilII.  Coal is a more abundant natural resource in the US than oilIII. more of the energy America uses comes from coal than from oilIV. Coal contributes to global warmingV. America imports more coal than oil
    • A. 

      I and III only

    • B. 

      II and V only

    • C. 

      II, IV, and V only

    • D. 

      I, II, III, and IV only

    • E. 

      I, II, IV, and V only

  • 5. 
    A member of which of the following is the least likely to have health insurance?
    • A. 

      The elderly

    • B. 

      Children

    • C. 

      Young adults

    • D. 

      Full-time employees

    • E. 

      The poorer of the poor

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements about the American health care system is accurate?
    • A. 

      The American health care system is run by the federal government instead of state and local governments

    • B. 

      All Americans receive the same quality health care

    • C. 

      The American health care system covers more people at a lower per capita cost than in other democracies

    • D. 

      American doctors are required to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay

    • E. 

      The American health care system costs more and covers a smaller percentage of the population

  • 7. 
    How did George W. Bush's proposal to reform health care differ from Bill Clinton's proposal?
    • A. 

      Bush's proposal relied on market mechanisms while Clinton's proposal ensured universal coverage

    • B. 

      Bush's proposal rationed health care while Clinton's proposal created health savings accounts

    • C. 

      Bush's proposal encouraged health savings accounts while Clinton's proposal relied on market mechanisms

    • D. 

      Bush's proposal required all Americans to purchase catastrophic health insurance coverage while Clinton's program created a fee-for-service health care systems

    • E. 

      Bush's proposal would be paid for by cuts in welfare spending while Clinton's program would be paid for by massive tax increases

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describe where Americans believe toxic waste dumps should be located?
    • A. 

      On military instillations

    • B. 

      In municipal landfills

    • C. 

      In urban areas

    • D. 

      In whatever place scientists have determined to be the safest

    • E. 

      Not in my backyard

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a benefit of multiple-use policies that allow mining, logging, and grazing interests to use public lands at very low costs?
    • A. 

      The federal government maximizes revenue

    • B. 

      Mining, logging, and grazing improve the overall health of the environment by creating clearings and meadows for wildlife

    • C. 

      Mining, logging, and grazing bring people to public lands that would otherwise receive few visitors

    • D. 

      The multiple use policy promotes jobs in otherwise depressed areas

    • E. 

      The multiple use policy increases America's dependence on imported natural resources

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about the Environmental Protection Agency?
    • A. 

      It is in charge of administering policies dealing with toxic wastes such as dangerous chemicals

    • B. 

      It sets standards for "ambient air"

    • C. 

      It enforces the Clean Air Act, the Water Pollution Control Act, and many other environmental bills

    • D. 

      It was established in the 1910s

    • E. 

      It is the natoin's largest regulatory agency

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