Current and Future Health Care Trends and Policies

Explain what you think is the most pertinent health care policy issue with the potential to transform the way health care is delivered. Make sure to include in your post the following:

  1. Outline the policy in question with a brief history and background of the issue it addresses or does not address well.
  2. Next, discuss the Stakeholders involved in this issue and the effects passing the policy (or changing/defeating the policy) may have on their outcomes and interests.
  3. Outline the barriers to passing (or defeating) this policy and posit solutions as to how to overcome these barriers. These barriers may include insurance coverage, eligibility, or reimbursement.
  4. Provide a rationale for implementation of a policy brief from a legal, ethical, and operational perspective. Be specific and provide examples.
  5. Lastly, make recommendations (i.e., changes in policy, changes in delivery of care, changes in focus for legislation, changes in insurance coverages or reimbursement) for current and future practice.
  6. Baicker, K., Taubman, S. L., Allen, H. L., Bernstein, M., Gruber, J. H., Newhouse, J. P., … & Finkelstein, A. N. (2013). The Oregon experiment—Effects of Medicaid on clinical outcomes. The New England Journal of Medicine, 368(18), 1713–1722.
  7. Crowley, R. A., & Golden, W. (2014). Healthcare policy basics: Medicaid expansion. Annals of Internal Medicine, 160(6), 423–425.
  8. Miller E. A. (2012). The Affordable Care Act and long-term care: Comprehensive reform or just tinkering around the edges? Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 24(2), 101–117.

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