Assignment 2: Single Payer Healthcare
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented primarily to provide access to health insurance for those who would not otherwise be insured. The ACA is not designed as a single payer healthcare system although some of its architects as well as its detractors see the ACA as steering the United States toward one.
Research the single payer approach to healthcare delivery using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet.
In a 3–4 page paper, address the following:
- Define a single payer system and identify a country where it is used.
- Using demonstrated research findings, describe the strengths and weaknesses of a single payer healthcare system.
- Based on your current situation in terms of healthcare coverage (insured by an employer, covered under a parent’s or spouse’s policy, receiving government benefits, uninsured, etc.), explain how a single payer plan would affect how you receive healthcare. Do you favor a single payer approach? Why, or why not?
- If you were to design a single payer system, explain how you would address the challenges.
Write a 3–4 page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.