Unit 4 Implementation and Modification & Unit 5 Political Competence - 22623

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Unit 4 Implementation and Modification

Assignment Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 3-4 pages

In November 2003 the U.S. Congress passed a controversial health policy bill that President George W. Bush signed into law. The new legislation makes the most far-reaching changes to Medicare since the program was created in 1965. Please address the following questions:

·         Why were changes to Medicare deemed necessary?

·         What are the main provisions of the new legislation? Do you think they accomplish the desired goals?

·         Who was involved in setting the agenda for this policy change? Discuss the roles and interests of specific agenda setters and their influence on the development of the legislation.

·         Why was the legislation controversial? Discuss the claims of the law's supporters and detractors. Who will benefit from the changes?

·         Do you think having electronically stored data (such as costs and access to individual patient files) played a role in the decision-making process?

Use the Library or other Web resources to support your answer.


Assignment Type: Discussion Board Deliverable Length: 3-4 paragraphs

Please describe some major differences in health policy between the Military Health System, the Veterans Health Administration, and the private sector.

·         Give an example of how policies in one system might influence policymaking in another system.

·         What are some criteria for answering the question, "is the issue significant enough to spend political resources?"



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