First Steps on Becoming a Grassroots Lobbyist/Advocate for Health Care PolicyIn a Microsoft Word document of 4-5 pages formatted in APA style, you will imagine you are going to make a visit to your representative in Congress. There are two parts to this assignment.Address the following topics: Develop a one-page document that supports your position on the AHCA that you would leave with your representative or his or her aide when you make your visit. This one-pager, also called a “leave behind,” should state your position clearly in bullet points and give your reasons why your position is preferred. This “leave behind” should have 1 inch margins and utilize 14-point font throughout. If you were making this visit in person, you would present your “leave behind” to the person with whom you speak during your visit. Include a second page that describes your rationale for the position in your “leave behind” page supported by at least two journal articles. Write a two-page brief to describe the scenario surrounding your legislative visit. Understanding the political affiliation of your representative, include answers to the following: Was your member in support or in opposition to the AHCA? State three points that you would cover in support or opposition to your representative’s position. How does your nursing experience influence the advocacy position that you take on the AHCA? You may find it necessary to search for answers to the questions outside of the assigned reading.On a separate reference page, cite all sources using APA format. Please note that the title and reference pages should not be included in the total page count of your paper. Use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources. This handout will provide you the details of formatting your essay using APA style. You may create your essay in this APA-formatted template.Submission Details: Name your document SU_NSG4068_W3_Project_LastName_FirstInitial.doc. Submit your document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
As a medical professor, I am responsible for creating assignments and evaluating student performance in medical college. In this assignment, I am required to imagine a legislative visit to our representative in Congress regarding the AHCA policy. The assignment has two parts, one developing a one-page document supporting my position on the AHCA policy, and the other, writing a two-page brief describing the legislative visit scenario.
Part 1: Develop a one-page document supporting your position on the AHCA
The AHCA policy, also known as the American Health Care Act, proposed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). My position on the AHCA policy is that it would harm patients’ access to healthcare and would significantly impact vulnerable populations like the elderly, children, and low-income families who rely on Medicaid to access healthcare services.
Title: The American Health Care Act and Its Adverse Effects on Patient’s Access to Healthcare
– Oppose the AHCA policy as it would lead to a decrease in insurance coverage and reduce access to healthcare services for patients.
– AHCA would remove pre-existing conditions protections. It would result in insurance companies denying patients with pre-existing conditions coverage and increase premiums for those with coverage.
– The AHCA proposed to make cuts to Medicaid, which would significantly affect low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities who depend on Medicaid to access healthcare services.
– The AHCA would increase the number of uninsured Americans by an estimated 24 million people.
Part 2: Write a two-page brief on the legislative visit scenario
Rationale for Position:
Journal Article 1: According to a study by the Urban Institute, the AHCA policy would lead to a significant reduction in insurance coverage and add millions to the uninsured population. The study found that the AHCA policy would reduce the number of people with health insurance by an estimated 19.7 million people in 2018 and by 23 million people in 2026.
Journal Article 2: A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the AHCA policy would lead to cuts in Medicaid and would seriously impact low-income families. The study found that more than half of Medicaid spending goes to children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
During the legislative visit, I would meet with my representative and discuss the adverse effects of the AHCA policy on patients’ access to healthcare. Based on his or her political affiliation, I would state three points opposing the AHCA policy:
– The AHCA proposed to repeal and replace the ACA, which would lead to a reduction in insurance coverage and access to healthcare services.
– The AHCA proposed to make cuts to Medicaid, which would seriously affect low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid to access healthcare services.
– The AHCA proposed to remove pre-existing conditions protections, allowing insurance companies to deny coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions and increase premiums for those who receive coverage.
As an experienced medical professional, I strongly oppose the AHCA policy based on my experience working with vulnerable populations like children and the elderly who rely on Medicaid to access healthcare services.
In conclusion, the AHCA policy could significantly impact patient’s access to healthcare services and insurance coverage. Through my legislative visit, I would oppose the AHCA policy and advocate for policies that support affordable and accessible healthcare services for all Americans.
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