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Read the article: Expanding Health Insurance to Millions: Learning from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment and write a one page summary report (inclusive of your name date report title references) in Word using font size 10 or larger that covers the following:
?Using your own words* write a summary in no more than five lines of what the Oregon State did in 2008 to provide insurance to their citizens which led to a very rare and natural experiment including its findings.
?For the rest of the paper (e.g. once you wrote the five lines summary) be sure to include:
?The story of Wendy Parris. Use this story to illustrate in your paper what this Case Study is about.
?What research told us about the effect of health insurance expansion? Provide an explanation of why the studies arrived at such conflicting results? List potential confounders in the studies that led to a bias.
?Expand further on the Oregon experiment. Only if needed otherwise your five lines summaries from the beginning may suffice.
?Be sure to talk about the power of randomization used in the experiment. Which bias did this eliminate? And how or why?
?Summarize what happened with health outcomes? And provide a wrap-up stating in your opinion whether the US Health Insurance Expansion was something needed to be done. Why?
?Now that the ACA is in place based on the evidence the case has would that help to bend the cost curve?
Be sure not to approach this paper as an Question and Answer structure. Instead think of it as an executive summary that could be forwarded to the leaders of a country who are considering expanding health care insurance.
* Using your own words means that you cannot copy-paste pieces of the article. Also you should refrain from using complicated statistic or ACA terms even if you know them. Imagine you were explaining to a person who did not finish college make sure he would be able to understand your summary.
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