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Oct 9th, 2014
Health & Medical
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Question description

Health care systems around the world provide different levels and types of care, and are paid for in dramatically different ways. Choose a country other than the U.S. and research its health care system. Compare and contrast the U.S. system to the one you chose, and provide an overview of the health care system and how it is paid for. Make sure your post addresses the following:

      • How do the people in the country access health care?
      • How do the citizens of the country pay for the health care?
      • What is the quality of the health care they receive?
      • Describe some of the pros and cons of the system.
      • Provide at least two examples of how this country’s system compares to the health care system in the United States.

Use at least two academic or governmental resources other than your textbook as references.



The Medicare system is currently undergoing a dramatic shift, as the number of people participating is increasing, which in turn has enormous consequences for how it is funded.  Some argue that Medicare spending is out of control and will result in a collapse of the system if nothing changes, while others claim the system is doing well and is meeting the needs of the millions of Americans who have no other health care. For this discussion, you will participate in a debate with your classmates about Medicare.
Students with last names starting with the letters A-M will be on the "Maintain Medicare As-Is" side.

To start, you will need to craft your initial argument in support of the side you have been assigned based on your last name (either maintain or reform).  This post must be a minimum of 300 words.  Describe how the organization and delivery of Medicare and the social, financial, legal, ethical, and regulatory forces impact your side of the debate.  Remember, your post must analyze how these factors work together to support your assigned view on Medicare reform.  Even if you do not personally agree with the side that has been assigned to you, you must still present a convincing argument that upholds that side in your initial post and your responses. 

Your initial post must include:
  1. A succinct thesis statement that demonstrates your stance on the topic.
  2. A clear explanation for your rationale and examples to support your view.
  3. A minimum of two scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. One of these sources may be from the course Required and/or Recommended Resources, and at least one must be obtained through the Ashford University Library. 


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