After reading Chapter 8 and watching “The Other Drug War” you have enough information to analyze what factors are contributing to rising healthcare costs?

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/oth…

Also see specific US Healthcare Costs and Prescription Drug Costs, both summaries on Kaiser Family Foundation website.

https://www.cms.gov/research-statistics-data-and-s…

https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/the-facts…

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/medicaid-pharm…

You may use other sources of information, remember to properly cite each. Use citations in the text of the paper and Works Cited at the end of the paper, APA style.

Criteria Points Score
Introduction/ opening statement:

  • Define factors contributing to rising costs in the USA
2
Discussion/ description of issue

  • How are healthcare costs measured, and how are these numbers increasing?
  • What are the main areas of healthcare expenditures?
  • Pharmaceutical companies- how do they justify their high prices? How is this contributing to rising costs?
  • Cite evidence (facts and examples) to support your view
4
Concluding statement

  • Make inferences-how is this relevant to health and healthcare
  • Summarize your professional response and thoughts
2
Grammar/ Syntax/ Spelling

  • Well written and well organized
  • Work cited in text and referenced
2
Total 10

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