Discuss the issue of uncompensated care (the uninsured) in the U.S. and its impact on the health care system, the cost of care, and on health

Discuss the issue of uncompensated care (the uninsured) in the U.S. and its impact on the health care system, the cost of care, and on health

The Cost of Health Care – due by Day 7 of Week Two

Choose one of the two topics below:

• Discuss the issue of uncompensated care (the uninsured) in the U.S. and its impact on the health
care system, the cost of care, and on health. Discuss the history of the trend, describe the extent of
uninsured care, and the current status of this problem. Include in your discussion what you think the
role of nursing needs to be in relation to the health care of the uninsured.

• Discuss the issue of health care cost inflation. Describe the forces influencing the increase in
health care costs. Select one strategy currently used by nursing, or that could be used by nursing, to
control costs and discuss why you think it would be effective.
Write a 2- to 3-page paper on one of the above topics using the following guidelines and evaluation
criteria. Use a minimum of five references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned
course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or
two professional web sites in addition to the literature references.
Begin the paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose.
There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading is the same as the title of the paper. This
will be about 2-3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins " The purpose
of this paper is to ¨. This paragraph is worth 20 points.
Use the headings below for each option for the rest of the paper.

Option A:

Uncompensated care in the U.S. – 40 points

Discuss the history of the trend, the extent of uninsured care, and the current status of this problem.

Impact of uncompensated care – 40 points

Discuss the impact of caring for the uninsured on the health care system, the cost of care, and on health.

Nursing and care for the uninsured – 40 points

Discuss at least two strategies nursing could use to provide care or influence the provision of care for
the uninsured. Describe the reasons why you think these strategies would be effective.

Summary – 10 point

Provide a one-paragraph summary of the main points in the paper.

Option B:

Health care cost inflation – 20 points

Discuss the history of inflation of health care costs and the current status of this problem.

Factors influencing health care cost inflation – 40 points

Discuss at least two factors influencing the increase in health care costs. Describe nursing’s role in
increasing health care costs.

Nursing and reducing health care costs – 60 points

Discuss at least two strategies nursing could use to help in the effort to reduce health care cost inflation.
Describe the reasons why you think these strategies would be effective.

Summary – 10 point

Provide a one-paragraph summary of the main points in the paper.
Format/style

Proofread your paper as described in the tips for success in this course and correct any typos, grammar,
spelling, punctuation, syntax, or APA format errors before submitting your paper to Dropbox. You
can have up to 30 points deducted from your grade for this assignment for these types of errors, or for
not using at least the minimum number of required professional literature references..
Total points for assignment = 150 points.

When completed, save the assignment as APP2+last name+your first initial.doc. For example, Sally Ride's
Week 2 Application Assignment would be named "APP2RideS.doc." Submit this assignment via the
Dropbox. Use the " Submit an Assignment" link, choose the Week 2: Application basket, then add your
Application as an attachment.

ANSWER.

PAPER DETAILS
Academic LevelCollege (3-4 years: Junior, Senior)
Subject AreaNursing
Paper Type Critical thinking
Number of Pages2 Page(s)/550 words
Sources3
Paper FormatAPA
SpacingDouble spaced
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