Economics of Healthcare Reform Bill

Your Term Paper must address the ECONOMICS of the Health Care Reform Bill of March 2010 (also called Affordable Care Act, PPACA, or Obamacare), with a focus on identifying and explaining the economic impact of some of the reform initiatives in the following years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). Reform initiatives should include insurance, provider, reimbursement and or technology, etc.  I want you to use the tools (terms and concepts from the course) of economists to analyze intended impact versus the actual impact. Summarize your term paper by sharing your educated opinion if these reforms should be repealed or modified based on their performance to date.
Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Recognized as one of the nations leading authorities on health care economics, Reinhardt has been a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences since 1978.
  • The term paper requires 2,500 words.  
  • An “A” is earned because it reflects a critical analysis of the term papers key points in the context of what you learned in the course in terms of health care economics.
  • You need to incorporate economic terms and concepts from the course into the term paper in order to achieve a high grade. The terms and concepts need to hang together and have the appropriate citations in APA format. Citations are vital.
  • APA format means that there should be section headings throughout your paper, in-text citations, a cover page and a reference page with at least 4 scholarly references or industry websites. (Wikipedia cannot be used as a reference).
  • Make sure to carefully read the accompanying Final Term Paper Rubric.