Different and equal or different and better

The United States’ President Barack Obama and Congress changed the health care system in America with the enactment of the “Affordable Care Act” of 2010. The Act went under much scrutiny and was deemed constitutional for the most part by the Supreme Court. One of the areas of contention surrounding this bill was the perceived impact this bill would have on a democratic market-driven society. Some argue the bill has not gone far enough and needs to be more universal in its coverage and reach. Such groups postulate that other nations have better health care system models that should have been adopted.

Write a ten page paper in which you:

  1. Select a country that has universal health care system provided by that country and provide some background information on this country. 
  2. Compare the common features of that health care model to the health care system of the U.S. 
  3. Compare the differences between the two (2) systems and identify the main contributing factor for the difference. 
  4. Evaluate the effect of this system on the GDP of the foreign nation. 
  5. Speculate how the system impacts the patient-physician relationship. 
  6. Assess how the physician labor supply is impacted by the system and speculate on the impact of this on the physician supply over the next two (2) decades. 
  7. Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. 
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Compare and contrast the U.S. health care system with the health care system of other countries. 
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in health economics. 
  • Write clearly and concisely about health economics using proper writing mechanics.