HSM 544 Health Policy & Economics
Week 6 Discussion
DQ1 HEALTHCARE COVERAGE (MULTIMEDIA)
Respond to a proposal of how to optimize healthcare coverage for as many U.S. citizens as possible. Post a 1- to 2-minute multimedia recording recapping a news article or proposal and provide your opinion of how this proposal would impact the ability to balance costs, quality, and access to healthcare for all stakeholders involved (e.g., patients, providers, third-party payers, legislators, etc.). Identify whether this coverage should be voluntary or mandatory, with rationale.
In addition to posting your individual recording, you must comment on two other students’ recording.Multimedia technology does not need to be used in the replies, but you are always welcome to use it! Remember, they must still be quality posts. Simply stating, “Nice job, I agree” is not sufficient.
Examples of quality posts include
providing additional information to the discussion;
elaborating on previous comments from others;
presenting explanations of concepts or methods to help fellow students;
presenting reasons for or against a topic in a persuasive fashion;
sharing personal experiences that relate to the topic; and
providing a URL and explanation for an area you researched on the Internet.
Category Points Criteria
Proposal Relevance 5 Relevant proposal (based on a contemporary news or research article) of how to optimize healthcare coverage for as many U.S. citizens as possible is articulated.
Opinion/Impact 5 An opinion of how this proposal would impact the ability to balance costs, quality, and access to healthcare for all stakeholders involved (e.g., patients, providers, third-party payers, legislators, etc.) is clearly evident.
Summary Recommendation/Rationale 5 Identification of whether this coverage should be voluntary or mandatory, with rationale, is present.
Multimedia Recording 2 Recorded information is clear, audible, coherent, and understandable. An appropriate conversational style is used throughout. Multimedia recording is uploaded correctly.
Assignment directions were met including the time requirement: is 1- to 2-minutes long.
Comments on Peers’ multimedia posts Assignments 8 Post the minimum number of comments reacting to peers’ multimedia post assignments. All comments demonstrate an understanding of the related concepts and represent an effort to reflect and build on previous students’ comments, using your own words and unique viewpoints and ideas.
Total 25 A quality assignment meets or exceeds all of the above requirements