Module 5 – SLP


Health Care Reform


For the final component of the SLP please write an essay explaining the challenges associated with a national health insurance system. This is a three part assignment:


Describe one advantage and

One disadvantage of the national health insurance system (separate from the case assignment). Using information from scholarly articles, analyze and discuss why it is difficult to control health care costs under a national health insurance system?

SLP Assignment Expectations

You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment. Please limit your response to 2–3 pages.


Limit your responses to a 2-3 pages. Times new roman font 12 pt.  DS. Please use sub headings.

Please support your discussions with scholarly support (3-5 references). Be sure to properly cite all references in text citations and reference page Apply critical thinking skills to the assignment component.



Module 5 – Background


Health Care Reform


Reading the following materials will allow you to identify the issues associated with health care reform. You should have a comfortable understanding of the material before you proceed to further research and the case assignment.


Required Readings


Mezel, P. (2008, Jan/Feb.). A path to universal access. The Hastings Center Report, 38(1), 34-37.


Mirmirani, S. (2010, Jan.). Obama Health Care Reform Proposal From An International Perspective. Journal of Business & Economics Research, 8(1), 15-24.


Volpp, K.G. (2007, Dec.). Designing a model health care system. American Journal of Public Health. 97(12), 2126-2128.


Additional Readings (Optional)


Anon. (2008). Figuring out what works for US health care. The Lancet, 371(9610), 359.


DeGrazia, D. (2008, Jan.Feb.). Single payer meets managed competition: The case for public funding and private delivery. The Hastings Center Report, 38(1), 23-34.


O’Rourke, T., & Iammarino, N. (2006, Jan./Feb). The American Mirage of Equality-Is Social Justice Myth or Reality? American Journal of Health Education, 37(1), 58-63.


Schmidt, H., Voigt, K., & Wikler, D. (2010, Jan. 14). Carrots, Sticks, and Health Care Reform — Problems with Wellness Incentives, The New England Journal of Medicine. 362(2), e3.


Smedley, B. (2008, Mar/Apr.). Moving beyond access: Achieving equity in state health care reform. Health Affairs. 27(2), 447-455.


ABC News (2010). Obama Address: Health Care Reform (video). Retrieved from .


Alliance for Health Reform. (2008). Retrieved from .


Balanced (2010). Should the Government Provide Free Universal Health Care for All Americans? Retrieved from .


National Public Radio (2008). Health Care Reform. Retrieved from  .