As you read through Unit I, you gained insights about the structure and process of health policy making in the United States as well as the role of policy and law in the health of individuals and public health. This assignment will ensure you gain a better insight to healthcare policy and the policy making process.
For this assignment, identify a specific federal or state healthcare policy(The Affordable Care Act). You can find suitable health policy examples to use for this assignment from organizations such as the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), National Academy for State Health Policy, or similar suitable healthcare organizations.
In a minimum three-page essay, illustrate how your chosen healthcare policy became law, clearly highlighting the role of the government in this policy making process. Explain what the policy is and the policy making process in the United States, including the role of the different branches (legislative, executive, and judicial) and the different levels (federal, state) of government in policy making. Also, explain what impact this healthcare policy and law has on the healthcare and public health of the individuals and population involved.
In addition, your essay should include the following elements.
- Briefly define the concepts of the policy and the law in the United States.
- Identify a historical timeline from the introduction of the law to its implementation.
- Summarize the impact of this healthcare policy on specific public health outcomes
You must include an introduction and use a minimum of three sources to support your essay, of which two must peer-reviewed articles that are academic in nature from the CSU Online Library.
The following resources may be helpful for you as you search the CSU Online Library for peer-reviewed academic articles:
- How to Find Journal Articles: http://libguides.columbiasouthern.edu/findjournalarticlesvideo
- How to Find Peer-Reviewed Resources: http://libguides.columbiasouthern.edu/howtopeerreviewed
Course Textbook: Teitelbaum, J. B., & Wilensky, S. E. (2017). Essentials of health policy and law (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Please do not use the word (Hence) in the writing.
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