Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Rick Stahlhut

Second Advisor

David Paul


The growing number of uninsured individuals continues to be one of this country's greatest social problems. Achieving any type of reform is clearly an important political issue, although so far, very little has been done to actually improve our current situation. One of the main problems of improving this situation is that no one can seem to agree on one single approach to achieve universal health care coverage. We can, however, agree that Americans clearly want quality health care at a reasonable cost and want easy access to it. While no health care plan at this point in time will be problem free, the single payer system or national insurance plan provides every individual with necessary medical coverage while decreasing health care spending.1 This system puts the government fully responsible for financing health care coverage for all Americans. By taxing the American public and cutting out the enormous costs of middleman insurance companies and excessive administration, coverage could be provided to all. While this plan is not absent of some disadvantages or drawbacks, it provides us with the best solution to begin reforming our health care system and eliminating several of the current health care disparities that are plaguing our society. At this time, the single-payer National Insurance system is the best solution for our current health care crisis.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only