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 aIDress 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.
Also, create a PowerPoint presentation consisting of 15–20 slides to be presented in front of a Congressional health committee.
Instructions for creating the presentation
- Each slide will have a brief explanation of not more than one or two paragraphs in the Notes section located below the slide.
- Graphics, audio, and video should be used sparingly. Sources for graphics are usually placed at the bottom of the graphic.
- Include a title slide in the presentation.