The Affordable Care Act was one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever enacted regarding health care in the United States.

ASSIGNMENT: The Affordable Care Act was one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever enacted regarding health care in the United States. It continues to be a contentious policy and will like

ASSIGNMENT: The Affordable Care Act was one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever enacted regarding health care in the United States. It continues to be a contentious policy and will likely have some kind of modifications made to it or a new policy to replace it.Review Longest Appendix 1 and the RAND document in the background materials. Choose one of the options listed below from the RAND report and write a persuasive essay on why this is the best policy choice to pursue.

· Repealing the ACA with No Replacement

· Replacing ACA with a Single Payer Plan

· The Patient CARE Act

· The American Health Care Act

· Modifying the ACA (Please note that there are several suggested ways to modify the ACA. You may choose one or multiple ones to address.) (RAND, n.d.)

You must do additional research. Be sure that you are using scholarly, academic, and government sources to support your position. Keep in mind that this is not an opinion piece, but a supported persuasive essay.

In drafting your paper, you must use the outline presented at the following link:

Laviolette, J. (n.d.) Persuasive essay outline. HCC Learning Web. Retrieved fromhttps://learning.hccs.edu/faculty/jason.laviolette/persuasive-essay-outline

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SOURCES: Blumberg, L. J. & Holahan, J. (2019, March) The pros and cons of single-payer health plans.The Urban Institute. Retrieved fromhttps://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/99918/pros_and_cons_of_a_single-payer_plan.pdf

Brown, L. D. (2019) Single-payer health care in the United States: Feasible solution or grand illusion?American Journal of Public Health, 109(11), 1506-1509. Retrieved from Trident University International.

Covert, B. (2019, May 13) Washington state has created the nation’s first social insurance program for long-term care.The Nation. Retrieved fromhttps://www.thenation.com/article/long-term-care-insurance-washington-elderly/

Feldstein, P. J. (2019) Financing long-term care. InHealth policy issues: An economic perspective. (Chapter 37, pp.605-619) Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press. Available in the Trident Online Library.

Laviolette, J. (n.d.) Persuasive essay outline. HCC Learning Web. Retrieved fromhttps://learning.hccs.edu/faculty/jason.laviolette/persuasive-essay-outline

Longest, B. B. (2016) Overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. InHealth policymaking in the United States. (Appendix 1, pp. 337-343) Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press. Available in the Trident Online Library.

Longest, B. B. (2016) Overview of Medicare. InHealth policymaking in the United States. (Appendix 2, pp. 345-364) Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press. Available in the Trident Online Library.

Longest, B. B. (2016). Overview of Medicaid. InHealth policymaking in the United States. (Appendix 3, pp. 365-377) Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press. Available in the Trident Online Library.

RAND (n.d.) The future of U.S. healthcare: Replace or revise the Affordable Care Act? Retrieved fromhttps://www.rand.org/health-care/key-topics/health-policy/in-depth.html

Warshawsky, M. (2017) The Urban Institute model of financing long-term services and supports: A critical review.Health Affairs Blog. Retrieved fromhttps://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20170215.058776/full/

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