Health Care Reform Recommendations to Research Proposal

Excerpt from Research Proposal :

On the contrary, a comprehensive medical care solution that tackles the main issues driving up health care costs in America is possible. The main problem experienced by the average American is that health insurance premiums are cost prohibitive for the middle-class, but being uninsured can bankrupt a family forced to deal with even a minor catastrophic illness. Therefore, a national health insurance program has to be part of the solution. However, one cannot overlook the role that unpaid medical bills and exorbitant malpractice premiums also play in the modern healthcare crises. As a result, the solution must include a way to reduce malpractice premiums through tort reform, and a way to reduce the percentage of medical bills that go unpaid. The proposed
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three-prong approach would tackle all of those issues, without forcing any unwilling person to participate in a nationalized healthcare program.

Works Cited

American Tort Reform Association. "Medical Liability Reform." ATRA Issues. 2007.

American Tort Reform Association. 6 Nov. 2008 http://www.atra.org/show/7338.

Kershaw-Staley, Tracy. "Miami Valley Hospital Files Lawsuit Over Unpaid Medical Bills."

Dayton Business Journal. 2008. Dayton Business Journal. 6 Nov. 2008 http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2008/01/07/story5.html.

Snowbeck, Christopher. "Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums Soar." Post-Gazette.com.

2001. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 6 Nov. 2008 http://www.post-gazette.com/healthscience/20010121malpractice4.asp.

Texans for Lawsuit Reform. "Medical Tort Reforms." Tyler Morning Telegraph. 2005.

Texans for Lawsuit Reform. 6 Nov. 2008 http://www.tortreform.com/node/71.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "Technical Summary." Medicaid Program:

General Information. 2005. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 6 Nov. 2008 http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidGenInfo/03_TechnicalSummary.asp#TopOfPage.

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Works Cited

American Tort Reform Association. "Medical Liability Reform." ATRA Issues. 2007.

American Tort Reform Association. 6 Nov. 2008 http://www.atra.org/show/7338.

Kershaw-Staley, Tracy. "Miami Valley Hospital Files Lawsuit Over Unpaid Medical Bills."

Dayton Business Journal. 2008. Dayton Business Journal. 6 Nov. 2008 http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2008/01/07/story5.html.

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