Assignment 1: Required Assignment 2—Healthcare Reform
Healthcare reform is a timely, highly debated issue. The part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that identifies employer responsibilities in relation to care intends to provide individuals with better control over how their healthcare dollars are spent and provide care to more Americans. However, the question whether this will be accomplished, as well as the burden the law puts on employers, is greatly debated.
In this assignment, you will explore healthcare reform as it pertains to employers.
Research the part of healthcare reform (included in the ACA) that directly impacts employers, including a review of the actual act. Additional resources may include legal opinions available on the Internet or perspectives of human resource (HR) professionals or organizations. You can also use the Argosy University online library resources in your research.
Write a 3–5-page paper analyzing the law, including changes that will be required by employers in the future, on the basis of the current law. Include an assessment of the pros and cons of the current law. Discuss any modifications you suggest. Support your research and analysis with reference to scholarly resources in the APA format.
- Save your paper in a Microsoft Word document named M5_A1_Lastname_Firstname.doc and by the due date assigned, submit it to the Submissions Area.
Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Researched and analyzed the ACA, especially the part of the healthcare reform (included in the ACA) that directly impacts employers.60
Evaluated the changes that will be required by employers in the future, on the basis of the current law.72
Provided an assessment of the pros and cons of the current law and suggested modifications.84
Included all citations in the APA format.24
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 60