Question Description

  1. Read the following online articles.  Both articles emphasize the important role private industry plays in the design and implementation of health policy.  Be sure to note the various ways industry influences health policy.
    • “Six Components Necessary for Effective Public Health Program Implementation”: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818473
    • “Is Healthcare Shaped by Industry? Of Course It Is”: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/819960
  2. Visit the following websites.  While reviewing these websites, be sure to note the differences and similarities among the various state plans.
    • The Top Ten Facts about Massachusetts Health Care Reform: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/eohhs/healthcare-reform/top-10-facts.pdf
    • An Act Concerning the Establishment of the SustiNet Plan: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/ACT/PA/2009PA-00148-R00HB-06600-PA.htm
    • About the Oregon Health Authority: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/about_us.aspx
  3. Using workshop readings and your own online research, write a three-page paper examining the three state healthcare policies.
  4. In your paper, be sure to:
    1. Evaluate the details of each type of health plan.
    2. Compare and contrast each plan’s strengths and weaknesses.
    3. Analyze the three plans and determine whether you believe these plans are essentially universal healthcare coverage for their citizens.  Defend your position, citing any research and/or evidence to support your argument.
  5. Your paper should include at least three citations from the textbook, articles, or other credible sources.  Your citations must be in proper APA format.

Read the following online articles.  Both articles emphasize the important role private industry plays in the design and implementation of health policy.  Be sure to note the various ways industry influences health policy.“Six Components Necessary for Effective Public Health Program Implementation”: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818473“Is Healthcare Shaped by Industry? Of Course It Is”: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/819960Visit the following websites.  While reviewing these websites, be sure to note the differences and similarities among the various state plans.The Top Ten Facts about Massachusetts Health Care Reform: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/eohhs/healthcare-reform/top-10-facts.pdfAn Act Concerning the Establishment of the SustiNet Plan: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/ACT/PA/2009PA-00148-R00HB-06600-PA.htmAbout the Oregon Health Authority: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/about_us.aspxUsing workshop readings and your own online research, write a three-page paper examining the three state healthcare policies.In your paper, be sure to:Evaluate the details of each type of health plan.Compare and contrast each plan’s strengths and weaknesses.Analyze the three plans and determine whether you believe these plans are essentially universal healthcare coverage for their citizens.  Defend your position, citing any research and/or evidence to support your argument.Your paper should include at least three citations from the textbook, articles, or other credible sources.  Your citations must be in proper APA format.