Discuss the impact of your proposal on recipients and providers of care.
Select a health policy issue from the list below. Analyze the policy issue using the given criteria. Assume that you must advocate for or argue against the policy issue in front of a Congressional health committee.
Health Policy Issues
Child Nutrition and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Veterans Healthcare Programs
Universal Health Insurance
Aging and Chronic Care
Controlling the Costs of Medicare or Medicaid
Burden of Medicaid on State Budgets
Special Disease Topics: Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Cancer, or Alzheimer’s
Criteria for analyzing the policy issue
Identify the committee that you will present your research in front of. Also include the names of the committee members.
Research the policy issue using the most up to date sources.
Include background information on the issue, facts, your proposal, and arguments (pros and cons).
Be sure to address the political, financial, and economic issues related to the health policy.
Your research should provide answers to the following:
Discuss the specifics of who will be eligible and who will be responsible for providing services.
Discuss the impact of your proposal on recipients and providers of care. Include eligibility requirements for receiving benefits, application process, expected benefits, requirements for a provider to be eligible.
Identify the specific government health programs and organizations that are involved and analyze their role in the policy.
Examine budgetary issues such who will be responsible for funding: state, federal, or a combination of both.
In your closing argument (conclusion slide), make a final plea to Congress in pushing your agenda forward. Your argument should be compelling and grounded in facts.
In a Microsoft Word document, create a 4- to 5-page report on your research on the policy issue.