450_M5_ Case_Health Care Reform
By now most Americans know that
change is coming in health care due to the President’s new plan. We have heard
that it will allow more people access to care. However as full
implementation draws near, we are now hearing that things aren’t going to go
quite as planned. What does that mean for those organizations that will be
providing that care? This very topic is discussed in the article entitled:
Kellis, Dana S,M.D., F.A.C.H.E.,
Rumberger, Jill S,PhD., M.B.A., & Bartels, B., F.A.C.H.E. (2010).
Healthcare reform and the hospital industry: What can we expect? Journal of
Healthcare Management, 55(4), 283-96; discussion 296-7.
After reading the article referenced
above, please respond to the following questions.
- Briefly summarize the article. What are the key
points that the authors make about cost, quality, and reform?
- Why do the authors believe that the current mixed model
of government and competition have led to our current state of excess
- Identify and discuss the mechanisms to address cost and
quality. Which one do you believe will be the most effective?
LENGTH: Your paper should be 3 pages (900 words) typed and double-spaced
with one-inch margins and 12-point font, and meet the exact number of pages
specified in the assignment instructions.
COVER PAGE: Copy the exact assignment onto your cover page (the actual
questions or task).
REFERENCES: Cite your references in the text of all papers and on the
reference list at the end. For examples, review the way the references are
listed in the modules and on the background reading list.
PRECISION: Each question of the assignment is specifically addressed in the
CLARITY: The paper reads clearly (i.e., it is not confusing) and is
well-structured. Subheadings are used to guide the reader.
BREADTH: The paper presents appropriate breadth covering the questions of
the assignment (multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors
considered, as appropriate).
DEPTH: The paper presents points that lead to a deeper understanding of the
matters and/or issues being discussed and integrates several points into
EVIDENCE: Statements and points are well-supported with facts or statistics,
CRITICAL THINKING: Set aside personal biases and instead approach the
subject matter using available scholarly evidence. Consider the strengths and
weaknesses of competing arguments/perspectives on this topic. Having read these
scholarly sources, make a judgment as to the merit of the arguments presented