An understanding of health care cost, access to care, and quality of care is vital for health care professionals, as is the ability to articulate these issues. For this assignment, you will examine the effects of cost and the issues associated with accessing quality care, both in a historical context as well as the future impact on health care. In a 1,000- to 1,200-word paper, address the following: Identify the factors contributing to the rising cost of health care. When did rising health care costs become an issue? Why are health care costs continuing to rise? What can be done to address this issue? Identify the impact that cost and technology are having on access to care. How does access to health care today compare to 10 years ago? What role has technology played in providing access to care? Discuss the issue of providing quality care. How much of a factor is cost in determining quality of care? What does the future of health care look like with regard to quality? What role does technology play in providing quality care? Do not include the title page or the references page when determining whether you have achieved the required word count for this assignment. A minimum of two references, in addition to your textbook, are required for this assignment. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.