The main objective of your research project, “U.S. Universal Health Care,” is to help you learn about universal health care systems, and decide whether our government should create a national health care plan for the United States. Under such a plan, all U.S. citizens would be entitled to receive certain types of health care. In this project, you’ll glean information from various Web resources and complete a paper about what you’ve researched.
America spends more on health care than any other developed nation, although over 40 million Americans have no health insurance coverage at all. The United States is the only developed industrialized country in the world that doesn’t have a universal health care system of some kind. Think about these ideas as you explore the arguments in favor of the creation of a universal American health care plan.
Perform internet research to learn more about a national health care plan for the United States. Then, write a two- to three-page paper that outlines what you’ve learned. Your project will be due upon completion of Chapter 25.
To start your research, visit the Web site of the Physicians for a National Health Program, or PNHP, at http://www.pnhp.org. In the site’s search box, type in NHI single-payer system and click Search. Read the first few articles about the proposed NHI single-payer system. Note that this system is to be financed by the government and administered by private organizations.
Then, visit http://www.pnhp.org/facts/summary_of_single_payer_ bills_hr_676_and_1200.php to read a summary of the United States National Health Insurance Act (Bill HR 676). The United States National Health Insurance Act is a bill that proposes to create a new universal health care system by expanding the present Medicare system.
Finally, access the Google search engine at http://www.google.com. Enter the following keywords in the search window: Single-Payer National Health Insurance Plan United States. Read some of the articles that are listed to get additional information on the arguments in favor of a national health care system for the United States.
When you’ve completed your research reading, you’re ready to complete your paper. Refer to your notes, organize your ideas, and begin to write your two- to three-page research paper. Use the following four main headings to organize your writing.
Under this heading, write two or more paragraphs that give the reader an overview of the sources you’ve consulted. Describe the main ideas that were offered in favor of a universal health care system for America. Then, outline the main reasons in favor of developing a universal single-payer health care plan for the United States.
House Bill HR676: Expanding Medicare to all Americans
Under this heading, write two or more paragraphs that describe the content of this bill.
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Under this heading, write two or more paragraphs that summarize the main arguments in favor of a national health care plan for America.
Under this heading, write one or more paragraphs that conclude your paper with your own ideas and opinions. Feel free to offer your ideas for or against the proposed health care plans.
Proofread Your Project
Make sure you carefully proofread your work before submitting it. Check your work for accuracy and clarity. Correct any grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Use a standard, 12-point font and double-space your typing.
Type your submission, double-spaced, in a standard print font, size 12. Use a standard document format with one-inch margins. (Don’t use any fancy or cursive fonts. Print in black.
• Include the following information at the top of your paper:
Name and address
Course title and number (Civics: SS02B01)
Assessment number (0219B08S)
• Read the assignment carefully and address the issue suggested.
• Be specific. Limit your submission to the topic or issues mentioned.
• Include an introductory paragraph, a body, and a concluding paragraph. Provide clear organization by using transitional phrases like these where appropriate:
o On the other hand, o And so on,
o Consequently, o Since,
o Next, o When,
• For research projects, include a reference page that lists the sources you used to gather your material.
• Proofread your work carefully. Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization.
Submit Your Project
When you’ve completed your project, proofread it thoroughly. Then, go to your My Courses page and submit your project for grading.
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Your project will be graded on a four-point scale across each of these objectives.
Objectives 4 3 2 1 Points
Grammar, No errors in Contains 1–2 errors Contains 3–4 errors Contains 5 or more
Usage, and grammar, spelling, in grammar, in grammar, errors in grammar,
Mechanics and punctuation spelling, and spelling, and spelling, and
punctuation punctuation punctuation
Introduction Discusses in Discusses some Insufficient Does not discuss
of Main significant detail ideas about discussion on ideas any details about
Ideas support for Universal Health in support for Universal Health
Universal Health Care and single- Universal Health care or single-payer
Care and single- payer plan Care and single- plan
payer plan payer plan
House Bill: Clearly outlines Outlines some Limited discussion Provisions are
HR 676 provisions of the bill provisions of the bill of provisions of the poorly discusses
and analyzes and gives details on bill and poor and does not
impact on health impact to health analysis of impact mention impact on
care system care system on health care the health care
Summary of Provides clear and Provides some Details on No discussion of
Arguments detailed summary details on arguments are argument or how
for of arguments arguments and short and they relate to the
Universal which ties directly discusses relation incomplete. Does main ideas
Health Care to the main ideas to main ideas not tie arguments to
Conclusions Meaningful and Conclusions Conclusions Does not
detailed summarize provide limited summarize main
conclusions information. details and facts. idea and provides
summarize Personal argument Personal argument no/apathetic
information clearly. is stated. unclear. personal argument.
Sources and Refers to scholarly Uses sources Questionable No sources
Citations sources and those suggested and sources and no mentioned
suggested in provides bibliography throughout paper
prompt and bibliography