The reflection paper is based on three videos and several journal articles and has its own Assignments and due date.
The videos to watch are Sicko (available on Vimeo and other sites for free viewing), and two more on PBS Frontline entitled ‘Sick Around America’ and ‘Sick Around the World’, also free viewing. Links are in D2L contents. These videos document healthcare in the U.S. before the Affordable Care Act and contrasts the U.S to other developed countries.
Also read the three journal articles in contents Module 5 authored by Dr. Moore. They are entitled:
a. ‘Determining the Effects of the Trump Administration’s Erosion of the Affordable Care Act on Americans Needing Healthcare’ (2020)
b. ‘Why Universal Healthcare is a Trend in the U.S.’ (2018); and
c. ‘Teaching the Affordable Care Act to Aspiring Healthcare Administrators’ (2016).
Two other links in Module 5 lead to other articles available on the Kaiser Family Foundation website. These offer additional background regarding current constitutional threats to the Affordable Care Act from the Trump administration.
Your assignment is to write a paper documenting your reflections on healthcare reform in the U.S. after viewing the videos and reading the articles. What is your assessment of healthcare in America relative to other developed nations? What trends do you see in the U.S. healthcare system? What would you like to see happen? What policy or legal changes would facilitate your vision becoming reality? Use and cite the articles and videos to support your assessment and observations. Be sure to title your paper and state in the beginning its purpose and the questions you will address. The paper should be about 3-5 pages, double spaced, and be submitted into the Assignments designated ‘Module 5 Reflections on Healthcare Reform Paper’ by its due date