Health care market failures, such as adverse selection, can be addressed through government policy and regulation. By limiting barriers and providing access to health care through policy such as the health insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act, policy makers can address failures and ensure adequate insurance coverage for healthy, unhealthy, and at-risk populations. For this Assignment, you examine the health insurance expansion policy and evaluate economic implications.
To prepare for this Assignment:
- Analyze the rationale for health insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act. How does health insurance expansion relate to the problem of adverse selection?
- Consider the economic implications of health insurance expansion in the United States. What are the economic implications of health insurance expansions for health care organizations in your own state or region?
Note: This Assignment will be graded using this rubric: Document: Week 6 Assignment Rubric (Word document)
In a 4- to 6-page paper, address the following:
- Analyze the rationale for health insurance expansion. Include how health insurance expansion relates to the problem of adverse selection.
- Evaluate economic implications of health insurance expansion in the United States. Include, specifically, how health insurance expansions might impact health care organizations in your own state or region.
Note: The paper should be 4–6 pages, not including the title and reference pages. Your Assignment must be written in standard edited English. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this module’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources, as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. See the rubric for additional requirements related to research and scholarly writing.