Reaction papers are 4-5 page original essays that generate some value-added to the course material; as such, summary of other sources should be kept to a minimum! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Reaction papers may be informal in tone (e.g. first person) and may include normative discussion; however, each paper must contain some positive analysis and a consistent and professional method of acknowledging and citing all sources (i.e., quotations, footnotes and a reference list). Reaction papers may critically review published research; expand or extend class discussion; analyze current news coverage or political debates; or even
reflect on relevant personal experience including class lessons from other courses.
Regardless of the substantive focus, reaction papers must be well-written. This means not only free of grammatical and spelling errors, but also well-crafted; in particular, papers should be succinct and logically coherent. Finally, papers must demonstrate that the author has incorporated appropriate lessons from economics (e.g. use economic terminology and concepts appropriately).
reading: 1. Health Insurance and Mortality in US Adults
Andrew P. Wilper, MD, MPH, Stef?e Woolhandler, MD, MPH, Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH, Danny McCormick, MD, MPH, David H. Bor, MD,
and David U. Himmelstein, MD
2. Mortality and Access to Care among Adults after State Medicaid Expansions
Benjamin D. Sommers, M.D., Ph.D., Katherine Baicker, Ph.D.,
and Arnold M. Epstein, M.D.
3. Health Insurance Coverage and Mortality Revisited
4. Health Insurance and Mortality in US Adults: A Cautionary Tale
Jenny Kim, PhD and Jeffrey Milyo, PhD