New Health Care Reform Essay 4
New Health Care Reform Essay 4
Prepare a ten- to fifteen-page paper that includes at least five different scholarly references. Your final paper must identify a current public policy issue/controversy in the news today that would benefit from a policy change and include the following components:
Describe and analyze the scope of the public policy concern. Be sure to address the following in your analysis.
Who are the stakeholders and affected constituencies?
What political institutions are relevant to the policy discussion about this issue?
Is the public policy issue one that is faced by both the federal government and state governments?
How much does the public policy issue cost Americans? How much would it cost to address the issue? If the costs are unknown, why are they unknown?
Discuss at least three proposed policies to address this issue.
Recommend a solution to the policy concern from those proposed. Be sure to address the following in your recommendation:
Assess the administrative feasibility of the solution.
Assess the advantages and disadvantages of the solution.
Relate your recommendation back to the issues raised in the scope of the policy concern.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be ten- to fifteen double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Note that title/abstract pages, references, and any exhibits/appendices are not counted in the total page length.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Course name and number
Title of paper
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library.
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
References from school library:
GENGLER, A. (2013). OBAMACARE: GAME (REALLY) ON. Money, 42(9), 66.
LANKFORD, K., & KATES SMITH, A. (2012). HEALTH CARE: A WORK IN PROGRESS. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 13-14.
Will email articles to you under separate cover
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.