Select an issue or problem that you wish to investigate critically. Formulate a question or thesis on the issue so that your research has a clear and cogent direction.
Use Paul and Elderâ€™s (2012) intellectual standards to find a topic or problem that is clear, relevant, significant, and precise.
Now, write a paper that addresses the problem or issue via scholarly sources.
Your paper should include the following:
- Title page: include your name, date, title of essay, and class
- Introduction: provide a two-paragraph introduction that frames the issue or problem carefully
- Engagement with issue or problem using scholarly sources and the intellectual standards proposed by Paul and Elder (2012): What is the issue? Why is it significant? Why is this issue relevant to you (and/or your community)? What have you learned about the depth and breadth of the issue or problem from scholarly sources? How do the scholarly sources aid you in fair-mindedness and logic?
- Conclusion: Reflect on your issue or problem and how the sources informed your thinking. What have you learned? How can you apply the intellectual standards and elements of reason to this issue or problem to come to creative solutions? What critical questions remain?
- Cite all claims and ideas using scholarly sources.
- Your paper should engage a minimum of six scholarly sources.
- Your paper should be eight to ten pages in length and formatted according to APA 6th
- Papers should be double-spaced, 12-point font.
Single Payer Healthcare
An in-depth look at the waste in the current healthcare system proves that the Single Payer Healthcare System will eliminate duplicate costs, loopholes, and other money wasting methods in use today. Many of the ways we are administering healthcare are detrimental to actual cost savings. While there are many arguments against Single Payer Healthcare, the fact is, Single Payer is the most affordable option available which will also cover the entire population in the United States.
Healthcare costs in this country continue to rise, making healthcare unsustainable in its current delivery mechanisms. Accessibility to healthcare and the cost of that care is of vital interest to everyone in the United States. The people in the United States currently pay much more for healthcare than people in every other country.
This paper will attempt to answer the critical questions of how we are currently spending for healthcare, and how single payer could greatly reduce that cost while simultaneously ensuring every person in the United States has health coverage. There is a vast amount of material that shows that single payer will reduce the costs and make healthcare more efficient. Current healthcare models have no chance of covering all people in the United States, and the rising costs threaten to bankrupt America if the healthcare system isnâ€™t changed.
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Du, L., & Lu, W. (2016). U.S. health-care system ranks as one of the least-efficient. Retrieved from https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-29…
Statista (New York residents only). (n.d.). Costs due to delayed treatment practice in the U.S. by settings of care 2012 | Statistic. Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/statistics/3203 33/avoidable-us-healthcare-costs-due-to-delayed-evidence-based-treatment/