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    Health Care Reform Project

    I chose flexible spending for prescription drugs. I have only found 1 website. Please help.

    Part I - Students will select a current health care economic issue such as managed care, health care spending, prescription drugs, impact of current legislation on health care, medical care for aging population, or impact of illegal immigrants on health care in the United States (other issues may be approved by faculty member). Prepare a 1,500-1,750-word paper, which include the following items:

    · Description of issue.

    · Perform a literature review on your topic. Use at least three articles as references.

    · Identify and explain three reasonable solutions to the issue chosen. Include the pros and cons of each possible solution.

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    One of the best places to look for health-care related articles is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed
    You cannot always see the full text, but you can get the reference and look up the full text in your school library.

    I searched for "flexible spending" and here are just a couple of the articles that might be useful to you.

    1. The cost of tax-exempt health benefits in 2004.
    Full text: http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/reprint/hlthaff.w4.106v1
    The tax expenditure for health benefits is the amount of revenues that the federal government forgoes by exempting health benefits and spending from the federal income and Social Security taxes, including (1) employer health benefit contributions for workers and retirees, (2) health benefit deductions for the self-employed, (3) ...

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    Assistance with researching the pros and cons of FSAs.