US Healthcare Costs and Prescription Drug Costs

Rising Costs Healthcare USA Note you can use these sources: 1- 2- policies.aspx 3- and-reports/nationalhealthexpenddata/nhe-fact-sheet.html 4- financing/ 5- power points and PDF attached for more information about the topic and statistics information could be used in essay. After reading Chapter 8 and watching “The Other Drug War” you have enough information to analyze what factors are contributing to rising healthcare costs? Also see specific US Healthcare Costs and Prescription Drug Costs, both summaries on Kaiser Family Foundation website. 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


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


Concluding statement • Make inferences-how is this relevant to health

and healthcare • Summarize your professional response and



Grammar/ Syntax/ Spelling • Well written and well organized • Work cited in text and referenced


Total 10

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