maintain medicare as is
To start, you will need to craft your initial argument in support of the side you have been assigned based on your last name (either maintain or reform). This post must be a minimum of 300 words. Describe how the organization and delivery of Medicare and the social, financial, legal, ethical, and regulatory forces impact your side of the debate. Remember, your post must analyze how these factors work together to support your assigned view on Medicare reform. Even if you do not personally agree with the side that has been assigned to you, you must still present a convincing argument that upholds that side in your initial post and your responses.
Then, you will respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts who were assigned the opposite side of the debate. Each of your responses should analyze how the differing stances on funding Medicare affect the cost, quality, access, and provision of services. Your responses to your classmates should present a counter-argument, where as a supporter of your assigned side, you give reasons for why you disagree with them based on pertinent information. You are strongly encouraged to review this week’s recommended reading and to research on your own to identify other sources to support your argument.
Your initial post must include:
- A succinct thesis statement that demonstrates your stance on the topic.
- A clear explanation for your rationale and examples to support your view.
- A minimum of two scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. One of these sources may be from the course Required and/or Recommended Resources, and at least one must be obtained through the Ashford University Library.