Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Paper
Each student will complete an 800-1000 word (not including title and references pages) individual paper relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the current policy controversies surrounding the healthcare system in the United States, including the recent removal of the Individual Health Insurance Mandate included in the Tax Bill of 2017.The charge is to focus on four major themes: 1) impact on nursing, 2) impact on uninsured individuals, 3) impact on insured individuals, and 4) impact on health care economics at the local and national levels. Students are expected to apply concepts and analytical understanding gained in course readings and videos to address these topics.
*No more than 15% of your paper should be found from online/other sources according to Turnitin’s plagiarism report.Pay attention to the Similarity Score generated!
A minimum of five references should be used no older than 2013.Two of these sources should be from a peer-reviewed article.This document must be placed in your portfolio after graded and corrected according to the professor’s suggestions.
Rubric for PPACA Paper
(0 – 79%s)
(80% – 89%)
(90% – 100%)
Relevant introduction that synthesizes the focus of the paper (PPACA and themes)
|Omits or fails to provide an introduction to the PPACA||Introduction is present, but does not fully synthesize an adequate introduction to the PPACA and paper||Introduces the paper, synthesizing the focus of the topic (PPACA and themes) in an above satisfactory manner||___/50|
|Discusses the relevance/impact of the PPACA to nursing||Omits or fails to address the relevance/impact on this subject||Provides some relevance/impact to nursing||Provides an above satisfactory relevance/impact to nursing||___/25|
|Discusses the relevance/impact of the PPACA on the uninsured||Omits or fails to address the relevance/impact on this subject||Provides some relevance/impact on the uninsured||Provides an above satisfactory relevance/impact on the uninsured||___/25|
|Discusses the relevance/impact of the PPACA on the insured||Omits or fails to address the relevance/impact on this subject||Provides some relevance/impact on the insured||Provides an above satisfactory relevance/impact on the insured||___/25|
|Discusses the relevance of the PPACA to health care economics at local and national levels||Omits or fails to address the relevance/impact to health care economics at local and national levels||Provides some relevance/impact to health care economics at local and national levels||Provides an above satisfactory relevance/impact to health care economics at local and national levels||___/25|
|Conclusion||Omits and/or fails to provide conclusion to paper|
Omits and/or fails to summarize key points
|Provides conclusion, but has difficulty summarizing key points||Provides above satisfactory conclusion to the paper, addressing key points fully.||___/50|
|Grammar and syntax||Grammar and syntax with significant errors||Some errors in grammar and syntax are noted||Grammar and syntax without errors||___/25|
|APA format (title page, headings, citations, reference(s) page, etc.)||Omits significant portions and/or fails to follow APA format||Uses elements of APA format, but many errors noted||Uses appropriate APA format consistently and accurately throughout paper||___/50|
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