Describe the role government should have in reaching selected goals in the healthcare economy. (Should government have a role in setting goals and interventions to reach them, like funding research, or Medicaid expansion, or promotion, or education, or should government limit itself and allow the market to operate relying on what is financially demanded by those with income.)
Instructions on developing the Economic Analysis Paper
– Plan the approach and analysis you will take to address the question. Define your terms. Do not assume concepts like universal healthcare are commonly understood. If that were the term, one would need to describe who will provide what and how it will be achieved. There is no universal way that is done. You will also need to describe the context for some terms, like market. If you only mention market, the reader will not know if you mean the theoretical non-existent perfectly competitive model economists use as a beginning basis to discuss and explain how changes might be explained, or do you mean real market that is some combination of a planned and market system.
Qualify your discussion and explain the limits of it. For example, even after health service organization is defined, which ones or one you are meaning may need to be limited or described. Avoid making unfounded generalizations. Be precise and support your statements as needed.
Research your issue sufficiently. Include a minimum of three references from peer-reviewed journals. Use the text, the resources in contents, like KFF. Analyze and summarize your sources in an organized way as you develop your analysis. Recognize the limits of your review of the literature, some sources being particularly relevant, and others not so much. If your conclusion varies from those sources that do not support it, explain how and why. Regardless how limited your analysis is, reach a conclusion, but reach one that can be supported given your ideas and the literature you discover.
After writing the paper, you will be presenting in class a “short” version. The presentation format should be simple and use what you have learned in research classes. Use the APA manual for reference reporting. Include a title page and a list of references. You should specify your intent, address the question, analyze and summarize your sources, and develop your position and conclusion. Complete this with no more than 20 slides.