Single Payer Healthcare Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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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 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.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum Points
Defined a single-payer system and identified a country where it is used.


Used research findings to describe the strengths and weaknesses of a single-payer healthcare system.


Explained how a single-payer plan would affect how you receive healthcare and explained why or why not you are in favor of a single-payer approach.


Explained how to address the challenges of a single-payer system if you were to design one


Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.




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Single-Payer System
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The definition of a single-payer system and a country where it is used.
A single-payer system is a form of a national health insurance, also referred to as
“Medicare for all, “or “Expanded & Improved Medicare for All” involving a single public or
semi-public agency responsible for the financing of health care, although its delivery is mostly in
the hands of private entities. Simply put, the "single-payer system" of health care has only a
single entity bearing the responsibility of financing health care in a country (Tinker-Sackett,
2010). Under the system, it is the government which has the singular responsibility of covering
the cost of healthcare which includes paying all medical bills. All health-care providers under
such a system are paid the same rates with the citizens getting similar health care benefits
irrespective of their payment abilities. An example of a single-payer health care system exists in
Canada and to some extent in Britain as well as in many other countries in Europe where it has
proven to be a success. The single-payer system in Canada expresses the basic equality of its
citizens. Its coverage is universal, comprehensive, and accessible. Patients freely choose among
the service providers, as well as physicians.
Research findings describing the strengths and weaknesses of a single-payer healthcare
The recent challenges with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have seen an increase in
individuals subscribing to the health insurance in the U. S. However, this has had minimal effect
on the cost, and has therefore revived debate on the necessity of a single-payer system in the
health sector. The question whether such a system will be the answer or not will depend on what
the questions being asked and the form such a single payer it will take. This is because a singlepayer system may have different forms as well as have many questions being asked. In looking


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