Public Health Policy
Prompt: Develop a paper summarizing the policy: Affordable Care Act (ACA) and analyze the effectiveness of the policy. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
A. Summarize the policy that is the focus of your evaluation. Include in your summary the purpose of the policy, its scope and main points, its stakeholders and constituents, and its relation to other policies (if applicable).
B. Explain the development of the policy, considering policymakers and their political standing, timelines, and budget restrictions.
C. Explain your rationale for choosing the policy, using your research as support for your choice.
A. Determine the policy’s strengths and weaknesses in its ability to provide positive and/or negative change for its target population. Support your response with examples.
B. Assess the extent to which the policy meets the needs of its target population, using data to support your claims.
C. Explain any unintended impacts as a result of the policy. Consider populations, economics, and social or cultural factors in your response.
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be submitted as a 4- to 5-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.