HCM 625: Health Policy and Ethics Homework
Assignment Questions Use these questions to complete the Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare Articles Examination assignments. Your assignments should be checked for spelling and grammatical correctness. The length of answers should be long enough to sufficiently respond to the questions. 1. Describe the three most important aspects (concepts, issues, factual information, etc) of the reading and justify these choices. 2. Identify two or more aspects of the reading you don’t understand and briefly discuss why these confusing aspects interfered with your general understanding of the reading. 3. If you could ask two questions to the author(s) and/or legislator(s), what would they be? Provide a brief pre-amble to your questions. Affordable Care Act (ACA) Assignment:On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as ‘Obamacare’. This law is one of the most substantial changes to government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. Select one topic of the legislation and examine its content based on questions to be handed out in class. A copy of legislation (topic) must be submitted with the assignment. Suggestion: visit www.healthcare.gov for information on the ACA. Healthcare Articles Examination:The media plays an important part in the delivery of information to the general public. As the public and legislators are learning more about what is in the ACA, the more we are learning about the pros/cons, glitches and various ways individuals or groups are affected by the law. Select two articles that have been published in the last 30 days from a newspaper, magazine, journal or online source covering the ACA legislation implementation or its effect on businesses and/or individuals. The length of the article should be sufficient to respond to questions to be handed out in class. A copy of the article must be submitted with your work. Assignments received without a copy of the articles will be considered incomplete and is subject to the late assignment point reduction until received. The purpose of this exercise is to examine how influence is used to effect change and the health determinants and resources affecting health and their role in healthcare policy. Each selection should be submitted in 10 point font, double space. Clarity and grammatical soundness are also important.