Understanding the Effects of Legislation in Healthcare

Understanding the Effects of Legislation in Healthcare

This 10-page paper will examine proposed federal or state legislation and its effects on health care organizations, health care providers, and consumers and will include: • An analysis of the proposed federal or state legislation including its social, political, and economic impact on affected health care organizations, providers, and consumers. 25 points toward Paper grade • Identification of benefits and problems associated with the implementation of the statute, if enacted. • 25 points toward Paper grade • Identification of the proponents and opponents of the proposed statute and the reasons for their support or opposition. 25 points toward Paper grade • Alternative strategies to amend the statute or shape its implementation, as necessary, to benefit health care organizations, providers, and consumers. 25 points toward Paper grade The focus of the policy paper is to identify proposed legislation and discuss how it impacts on health care organizations, providers and consumers. The legislation should be proposed legislation, not something that has been passed. The point of the paper is to begin to examine the legislative process. The policy idea can be state or national; Senate or House of Representatives. Until the bill is signed by either the president or governor, the legislation is considered proposed.