Health care

Guidelines: This assignment requires you to post an original thought and respond to one of your classmates thoughts. In total, you will need to make two posts. Your original thought must be at least two paragraphs in length with five sentences in each paragraph (should include a FULL citation – not just a web link). Your response post must be at least one paragraph in length with five sentences (does not need a citation). While the original post should include a citation, please remember that this is not a formal academic paper and your postings should retain a “discussion” flavor.

Topic: Employers are finding it more difficult to support health insurance coverage as a benefit for employees, as it has become more costly than the tax savings for offering it. Spend some time thinking about the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and how this could effect this situation

Original Post Do some research and post about whether you think employer based health insurance is on its way out. What might be some of the negative consequences of eliminating health insurance as a benefit offered to employees?

Topic: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a number of different provisions related to pay for performance. These strategies are directed at different types of providers within the health care system. Original Post Do some research and select ONE pay for performance strategy mandated by the ACA for your post this week. Your post should include: 1) a description of the pay for performance strategy; 2) the type of provider it applies to; and 3) a discussion of the positive or negative issues that have been raised regarding that strategy.

Sources: To receive full credit, you must cite at least one academic or government source to support your position in your original thought post. Please do not cite your book – this assignment requires you to do additional work. The following websites are not appropriate academic citations:;;; or anything in the same genre.