Complete the Universal Access Exercise on page 325 of the text as at least two to three-page paper. Address each point below. Cite when appropriate from your text and/or other resources. Assume you represent the interests of one of the following groups: physicians, low-income public, upper- and middle-income public, large insurance companies and HMOs, small employers, or large employers. Now, develop your legislative lobbying position with respect to each of the following reform ideas:
1. A British type system
2. A Canadian type system
3. Filling the cracks in our present fragmented system by expanding Medicaid to cover all of the poor, requiring all employers to provide coverage for their workers, and requiring all self-employed individuals to buy their own private insurance
4. An entirely privatized system that gives each person a voucher, funded by the government, sufficient to pay for 60 to 100 percent (depending on income) of the cost of the lowest-priced insurance policy in the market, and then leaving it entirely to individual choice whether and what to buy
Meet with representatives from the other interest groups and attempt to negotiate comprehensive health care reform.
In other words, do not just present the case for the group you represent. Present your case for your group, but also address what you would identify as the concerns of all the other groups, in defense of your group’s stand. Be sure to include analysis and material from the text. You may do other research as well, such as on the Internet. Be sure to reference any other source you use.