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Discussion Board Post On Public Policy Development In Healthcare

Public Policy Development discussion board.

  1. Identify one contemporary health care issue in      government and discuss the a. social, b. ethical and c. economic impact of      the issue related to health policy.  (List the issue and then address      a, b, c.)
  2. With the increase in the number of baby      boomers reaching retirement age and holding strong political power,      what are two economic issues that both the federal and state governments      will need to address?
  3. Give one example of how nurses can affect public      policy in various appointed positions. 
  4. Identify a practice issue and describe the steps you      would take to influence a local politician to draft a bill in favor of      your concerns. 
  5. Go to https://www.congress.gov/, click Legislation      at the very top, then check the current Congress on the left margin, and look for bills that are related to your practice      issue.  List the bills that are related here, include the bill number      and bill name  If none, write NONE and the search      terms you used to search for bills of interest to you.
  6. If you were to need the support of one of your      legislators specific to a health policy of interest to you, which one of      your representatives as you identified in previous Discussion Board Module      2 would you choose as your legislative contact?  Why?  Go to      either your state website or back to Congress.gov and see which committees      your legislator is on and/or what their policy interests are….this could      give you rationale for the why in this item.  Be specific and share      what committees he/she is on and/or their policy interests…not all of      them but the ones that relate to your rationale.    


  • Read chapters 37-40 and 44 from  the provided textbook – Mason, D. J., Dickson, E. L., Perez, G.A., & McLemore, M.R. (Eds.). (2021). Policy & politics in nursing and health care (8th ed.). Elsevier. 


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