Regardless of political affiliation, individuals often grow concerned when considering perceived competing interests of government and their impact on topics of interest to them. The realm of healthcare is no different. Some people feel that local, state, and federal policies and legislation can be either helped or hindered by interests other than the benefit to society.

Consider for example that the number one job of a legislator is to be reelected. Cost can be measured in votes as well as dollars. Thus, it is important to consider the legislator’s perspective on either promoting or not promoting a certain initiative in the political landscape.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and reflect on efforts to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Consider who benefits the most when policy is developed and in the context of policy implementation.

By Day 3 of Week 3

Post an explanation for how you think the cost-benefit analysis in terms of legislators being reelected affected efforts to repeal/replace the ACA. Then, explain how analyses of the voters views may affect decisions by legislative leaders in recommending or positioning national policies (e.g., Congress’ decisions impacting Medicare or Medicaid). Remember, the number one job of a legislator is to be re-elected. Please check your discussion grading rubric to ensure your responses meet the criteria.

Main Posting

45 (45%) – 50 (50%)
Answers all parts of the discussion question(s) expectations with reflective critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources.

 

Supported by at least three current, credible sources.

 

Written clearly and concisely with no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

40 (40%) – 44 (44%)
Responds to the discussion question(s) and is reflective with critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

 

At least 75% of post has exceptional depth and breadth.

 

Supported by at least three credible sources.

 

Written clearly and concisely with one or no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

35 (35%) – 39 (39%)
Responds to some of the discussion question(s).

 

One or two criteria are not addressed or are superficially addressed.

 

Is somewhat lacking reflection and critical analysis and synthesis.

 

Somewhat represents knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

 

Post is cited with two credible sources.

 

Written somewhat concisely; may contain more than two spelling or grammatical errors.

 

Contains some APA formatting errors.

(0%) – 34 (34%)
Does not respond to the discussion question(s) adequately.

 

Lacks depth or superficially addresses criteria.

 

Lacks reflection and critical analysis and synthesis.

 

Does not represent knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

 

Contains only one or no credible sources.

 

Not written clearly or concisely.

 

Contains more than two spelling or grammatical errors.

 

Does not adhere to current APA manual writing rules and style.

Feedback:

Main Post: Timeliness

10 (10%) – 10 (10%)
Posts main post by day 3.
(0%) – 0 (0%)
 
(0%) – 0 (0%)
 
(0%) – 0 (0%)
Does not post by day 3.
Feedback:

First Response

17 (17%) – 18 (18%)
Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings.

 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

 

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed.

 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources.

 

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives.

 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

15 (15%) – 16 (16%)
Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings.

 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

 

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed.

 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources.

 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

13 (13%) – 14 (14%)
Response is on topic and may have some depth.

 

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication.

 

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed.

 

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

(0%) – 12 (12%)
Response may not be on topic and lacks depth.

 

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication.

 

Responses to faculty questions are missing.

 

No credible sources are cited.

Feedback:

Second Response

16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings.

 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

 

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed.

 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources.

 

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives.

 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings.

 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

 

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed.

 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources.

 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

12 (12%) – 13 (13%)
Response is on topic and may have some depth.

 

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication.

 

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed.

 

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

(0%) – 11 (11%)
Response may not be on topic and lacks depth.

 

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication.

 

Responses to faculty questions are missing.

 

No credible sources are cited.

Feedback:

Participation

(5%) – 5 (5%)
Meets requirements for participation by posting on three different days.
(0%) – 0 (0%)
 
(0%) – 0 (0%)
 
(0%) – 0 (0%)
Does not meet requirements for participation by posting on 3 different days.
Feedback:
Total Points: 100

1

Legislation Grid Template

Use this document to complete Part 1 of the Module 2 Assessment Legislation Grid
and Testimony/Advocacy Statement

Health-related
Bill Name
Bill Number
Description

Federal or State?
Legislative Intent

Proponents/
Opponents

Proponents:

Opponents:

Target
Population
Status of the bill
(Is it in hearings
or committees?)

General
Notes/Comments

© 2020 Laureate Education Inc.

As a nurse, how often have you thought to yourself, If I had anything to do about it, things would
work a little differently? Increasingly, nurses are beginning to realize that they do, in fact, have a
role and a voice.

Many nurses encounter daily experiences that motivate them to take on an advocacy role in
hopes of impacting policies, laws, or regulations that impact healthcare issues of interest. Of
course, doing so means entering the less familiar world of policy and politics. While many
nurses do not initially feel prepared to operate in this space effectively, the reward is the
opportunity to shape and influence future health policy.

To Prepare:

Select a bill that has been proposed (not one that has been enacted) using the congressional
websites provided in the Learning Resources.

The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Legislation Grid; 1-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy
Statement)

Be sure to add a title page, an introduction, purpose statement, and a conclusion. This is an
APA paper.

Part 1: Legislation Grid

Based on the health-related bill (proposed, not enacted) you selected, complete the Legislation
Grid Template. Be sure to address the following:

Determine the legislative intent of the bill you have reviewed.Identify the proponents/opponents
of the bill.Identify the target populations addressed by the bill.Where in the process is the bill
currently? Is it in hearings or committees?

Part 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement

Based on the health-related bill you selected, develop a 1-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy
Statement that addresses the following:

Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your
position.Describe how you would address the opponent to your position. Be specific and provide
examples.At least 2 outside resources and 2-3 course specific resources are used.
Federal and State Legislation

Part 1: Legislation Grid

Based on the health-related bill you selected, complete the Legislation Grid Template. Be sure
to address the following:

• Determine the legislative intent of the bill you have reviewed.

• Identify the proponents/opponents of the bill.

• Identify the target populations addressed by the bill.

• Where in the process is the bill currently? Is it in hearings or committees?–

Excellent32 (32%) – 35 (35%)

The response clearly and accurately summarizes in detail the legislative intent of the
health-related bill.

The response accurately identifies in detail the proponents and opponents of the health-related
bill.

The response accurately identifies in detail the populations targeted by the health-related bill.

The response clearly and thoroughly describes in detail the current status of the health-related
bill.

Good28 (28%) – 31 (3