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Highlight areas where public health can assist the recent changes to TRICARE. Upon the passing of the Affordable Care Act, many changes to this system have occurred, with most resulting in reduced coverage for retirees, certain treatment exclusions, higher fees, and more paperwork.
Summarize the TRICARE system and plans; find areas where local public health offices may be able to help fill voids to recent changes.
example: at Tyndall Air Force base in Panama City, Florida, routine dental cleanings and screenings now come with a charge to cover service member’s families. As a measure of aid, public health offices in the area could request federal grant money to hire dental professionals to come on a weekly or biweekly basis to perform treatments for service members and their families. (Do not use this example in your assignment.)
Additionally, examine the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) ‘minimum essential coverage’ as c
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must include introduction and conclusion paragraphs.
Must use at least five sources, four of which must be scholarly or governmental (Links to an external site.). Possible governmental sources include tricare.mil and healthcare.gov. Be sure to integrate your research
Must document all sources in APA style
Must include a separate reference page
Explain your responses in detail and utilize source material to support your statements.
The TRICARE assignment
Must be at least three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style
The responses to these questions should be placed in paragraph form, not simply listed as bullets.
Must include a separate title page (Links to an external site.) with the following: Voids to Recent Changes
Rubric:
Examines the TRICARE System and Plans; Find Areas Where Local Public Health Offices May Be Able to Help Fill Voids to Recent Changes
Total: 3.00
Distinguished – Provides a thorough examination of the TRICARE system and highlights areas where public health could potentially provide assistance. Source support is found throughout.
Proficient – Provides an examination of the TRICARE system and highlights areas where public health could potentially provide assistance. Source support is present. Minor details are missing.
Basic – Provides a limited examination of the TRICARE system and loosely indicates areas where public health could provide assistance. Source support is sporadic. Relevant details are missing.
Below Expectations – Attempts to provide a description of the TRICARE system and loosely indicates areas where public health could provide assistance. Source support is very limited. Major details are missing.
Non-Performance – No coherent attempt is made to discuss TRICARE and/or how public health could be utilized.
Examines the PPACA’s ‘Minimum Essential Coverage’ as Cited By TRICARE, and Explains if Those Guidelines Are Sufficient For Service Members and Their Families
Total: 3.00
Distinguished – Provides a thorough examination of the Minimum Essential Coverages and provides sound reasoning on whether or not it is sufficient. Source support is found throughout.
Proficient – Provides a description of the Minimum Essential Coverages and provides reasoning on whether or not it is sufficient. Source support is present. Minor details are missing.
Basic – Provides a limited description of the Minimum Essential Coverages and basic reasoning on whether or not it is sufficient. Source support is sporadic. Relevant details are missing.
Below Expectations – Attempts to provide a description of the Minimum Essential Coverages and some general reasoning on whether or not it is sufficient. Source support is very limited. Significant details are missing.
Non-Performance – No coherent description of the MEC’s occurs and/or no explanation of its effectiveness.
Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.
Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.
Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.
Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: APA Formatting
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Page Requirement
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Resource Requirement
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Proficient – Uses the required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.
Below Expectations – Uses an inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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