Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
- Describe the nature of reform in the United States and the goals of healthcare reform.
- Explain policymaking and legal process that underpin the individual health care and public health systems.
Course Outcomes assessed/addressed in this Assignment:
HA415-2: Analyze the impact of healthcare reform on insurance coverage and financing alternatives.
GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.
Health insurance coverage gives Americans and their health providers protection against the financial risk associated with the costs of healthcare and can help improve well-being. Healthcare reform is a daunting challenge for U.S. policymakers. The people want change but offer little consensus on how to achieve it. Government action seems to be inevitable, but the extent of the action is likely to fall far short of what anyone could have imagined shortly after the legislation was first introduced in 1993. However, it is unlikely that any comprehensive plan for government takeover of healthcare delivery will ever happen. Instead, there will probably be incremental reforms to add coverage and access to groups at the margin.
Write an expository essay that explores where people get their health insurance and include the data based on each level in the United States and the financial protection provided by that coverage. For example, what percent of the population gets their insurance from employers, Medicare, etc.? (This is NOT about managed care, nor the levels of coverage associated with the ACA/Obamacare).
Examine the source of health insurance coverage and the financial effect of that cost on the groups providing that coverage.
Explain how patients with no health insurance coverage impact other patients, providers, and the quality of healthcare services in this country.
Recommend a policy course of action to increase the quantity and quality of health insurance in the United States that would be the most fair and equitable to all stakeholder groups.
What do you think would be the best course of action to help improve this situation?
Your paper should be, professional, well organized, and logical to support your viewpoints and purpose clearly. The paper should be at least three pages in length, written using the APA 6th edition formatting and citation style, and include at least four (4) scholarly sources. Be sure to use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Please be sure to review the various Academic Tools to assist you with meeting APA and Standard English expectations for written Assignments.
Writer describes the level of health insurance coverage in the United States and the financial protection provided by that coverage.
Writer explains how patients with no health insurance coverage impacts patients, providers, and providing healthcare services in this country.
Writer recommends a policy course of action to increase the quantity and quality of health insurance in the United States that would be the most fair and equitable to all stakeholder groups.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
- be at least three pages in length
- follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
- be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
- display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
- include at least four scholarly sources
Your paper should be in APA format and follow APA Guidelines, 6th ed., including:
- properly formatted header and margins
- 12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font
- use of in-text citations
- title page and reference page
- use of headings (where applicable)