This is individual paper replacing your group project.
Please make sure that the paper is structured as follows:
Introduction: you should mention the objective of the paper and its main scope and the main sources used.
In this part you should answer the following questions:
1. Explain the types and mechanisms of private insurance and social insurance of the U.S. using textbook concepts in detail. You can add more information from other sources.
2. Explain what makes the HMOs or social insurance in the movie “Sicko” different from the insurance mechanism explained in our textbook. (Explain one at a time in detail. Clarify the point of your argument using the concepts from our textbook or other economic concepts from your own sources.
3. Why does the pre-existing condition matter for HMOs? Explain with the mechanism of insurance.
4. Compare the universal insurance in UK or in France to the social insurance mechanism in the US in detail.
5. Explain Obamacare. What is the Obamacare is different from existing insurance plan in terms of the mechanism of insurance. What is the issue of the Obamacare? What are the pros and cons of the Obamacare?
6. What is your opinion on Obamacare? Please provide your own opinion based on economic concepts in our textbook.
CLASS TEXTBOOK: HEALTH ECONOMICS AND FINANCING 4TH edition
Author: Thomas Getzen
Make sure that: