Sociology 462-02: Sociology of Health and Illness
American Health Care System Analysis Paper (50 Points)
Part 1: Health Care Reform (2-4 pages)
Debate the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act. Discuss the key criticisms of the health care reform. What are your criticisms and biggest concerns of health care? Discuss the recent legislation/changes since the Trump Administration.
Part 2: Ideal Health Care Policy (2-4 pages):
Propose a health care policy based on your scholarly analysis. After discussing the effects of money and power on policy, identify different groups or organizations that would support specific aspects of your health care policy and groups or organizations that could be opposed. Include insurance companies, hospital corporations, the AMA, nurses’ unions, political parties, and lobbying groups. How would you implement your policy to ensure equitable service delivery and accessibility?
Use in-text citations from your research, scholarly sources, websites, the text etc. to support your statements. Include a Reference Page. Paper will be written in APA format. No abstract is needed. Submit the paper to the Dropbox on Beachboard. No hardcopy is needed. Assignment will be graded on your knowledge, understanding, analysis, connection to your references and the use of in- text citations to support statements.