1) Edith Elizabeth GonzalezThe state health policy in America is the “Patient protection and affordable healthcare policy” which came into being as a result of the then president Barak Obama enacting a law to allow all employees to be contributors to a scheme which insures their health. It is famously known as the Obama care. The policy came into being in 2010 and saw all the employers enlist their workers into health insurance schemes. In this sense, every American citizen are entitled to a health insurance cover which they contribute in part. The insurances policy utilized the tools like the “cheat sheets”, the “work plan”, the self-audit tool and the and lastly exchange function checklist tool to implement the policy (Hall & Lord, 2014).How do you think the political climate has affected the choice of policy tools and the behavioral assumptions by policymakers? Yes! The political climate did affect the implementation of the policy by deflecting the choices of the tool used in the implementation of the policy. The policy makers opposed to the policy influenced the choice of the tools that would allow the government to be directly involved in the implementation of the plan and also caused the oppositions behave in the manner likely to suggest they were opposing the whole plan. Voting nearly pulled it down. The current president used the scheme as a campaign toll stating that it is making Americans poorer. Politics also burred the financial allocation for the program and influenced the structure of the plan in total (Tanenbaum, 2016). How have professional nursing organizations been involved in this policy issue?The healthcare professional have been involved by being mandated to encourage the customers register in the plan and start contributing. They have been asked to advice the employees to ensure their employers enroll then and contribute towards the scheme. Develop a few talking points to inform other health care professionals regarding this issue.The healthcare practitioners are mandated with the quality wellbeing of the citizens of the community and therefore need to be consulted in the policy formulation testing, adjustment and implementation levels so that the ultimate goal of the policy is achieved amicably. They are in close contact with the patients and need to be involved in educating the customers on the importance of the health insurance cover and encourage them to be contributors and so benefactors of the policy. References
Hall, M. A., & Lord, R. (2014). Obamacare: what the Affordable Care Act means for patients and physicians. Bmj, 349(7), g5376-g5376.Tanenbaum, S. (2016). Person-centered health policy in the US: the case of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 4(2), 396-401.
Identify a state health policy and the tools used to implement the policy.
Health policy of a state is government initiative in collaboration with other concerned policy makers that enable them to attain a present and future objective of high quality and affordable health care services and system that work for the people. This is outlined and articulate in the processes and formulations that are guided by the legislation, opinions, guidelines, regulations and set standards. In America, the current healthcare policy is the Patient Protection and Affordable health care that brought in Obama care. It was enacted in 2010. It required the employers to provide their workers with health care insurances. This necessitated every citizen to have health insurance and contribute towards it. The tools used to implement the policy include the “cheat sheets” and work plan, the self-audit insurance tool and the checklist for the exchange function tool ( Hall & Lord, 2014).
How do you think the political climate has affected the choice of policy tools and the behavioral assumptions by policymakers?
The political climate deflected the choice and use of the various tools available by opposing direct government involvement in the structuring and financing of the implementation the policy thus inducing the use of the above tools ( Tanenbaum, 2016).
How have professional nursing organizations been involved in this policy issue?
The professional nursing has been mandated to ensure the policy is being followed by both employees and employers as they are encouraging them to be part of the policy implantation team. They have been asked to initiate bodies that will link the employees to employers that will advocate for the benefits of the program.
Develop a few talking points to inform other health care professionals regarding this issue.
The healthcare professionals need to take part in the policy implementation so as to ensure attendance of the affordable quality healthcare services to the Americans.
Encourage all citizens to gladly contribute to the scheme and provide all the necessary information regarding the policy.
Employ all available mechanism to ensure the objectives of the policy is achieved.
Hall, M. A., & Lord, R. (2014). Obamacare: what the Affordable Care Act means for patients and physicians. Bmj, 349(7), g5376-g5376.
Tanenbaum, S. (2016). Person-centered health policy in the US: the case of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 4(2), 396-401.