Government and History

The U.S. created Medicare, a publically funded healthcare program, to assist people sixty-five years of age and older in obtaining healthcare services.
Tasks:

  • ***Summarize the legislation that introduced Medicare and the funding source for the program.
  • ***Discuss some of the changes that have occurred in the Medicare program since its inception.
  • ***Describe the demographics of the population covered by Medicare and identify the number of people in the U.S. covered by Medicare.
  • ***Assess how changes in Medicare will affect the citizens and legal residents in your state. Include specific demographic information on age, race, income, etc., for your state to justify your response.

From the Internet, review the following:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. (2017). CMS’ program history. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/History/index.html
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. (2015). The Affordable Care Act and Medicare. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/about-us/affordable-care-act/affordable-care-act.html
  • Cubanski, J. (2016, December 13). What are the implications of repealing the ACA for Medicare spending and beneficiaries. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/what-are-the-implications-of-repealing-the-affordable-care-act-for-medicare-spending-and-beneficiaries/

Submission Details:

  • Present your response in a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document formatted in APA style.
  • On a separate page, cite all sources using APA format.

 

Policy Implementation Activities

There are four activities involved in policy implementation: designing, rulemaking, operating, and evaluating. The first activity is designing and it is at this time that there is the establishment of an organizational agenda including prioritizing of tasks, identifying personnel, creating a positive organizational climate, and streamlining decision-making processes. Next in the process of policy implementation is rulemaking, which involves detailed instructions developed by the organization to meet the previously specified agenda items.
Next is the operating activity of policy implementation, which is the conduct by organizations and agencies to accomplish the tasks set forth in the design phase and detailed in the rulemaking phase; these are the actual efforts made to implement a piece of legislation. And finally, evaluating, which requires a systematic collection and analysis of data to help assess the efficacy and appropriateness of a policy, informs any necessary changes in a subsequent modification phase.

 
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Government and History

The U.S. created Medicare, a publically funded healthcare program, to assist people sixty-five years of age and older in obtaining healthcare services.
Tasks:

  • ***Summarize the legislation that introduced Medicare and the funding source for the program.
  • ***Discuss some of the changes that have occurred in the Medicare program since its inception.
  • ***Describe the demographics of the population covered by Medicare and identify the number of people in the U.S. covered by Medicare.
  • ***Assess how changes in Medicare will affect the citizens and legal residents in your state. Include specific demographic information on age, race, income, etc., for your state to justify your response.

From the Internet, review the following:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. (2017). CMS’ program history. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/History/index.html
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. (2015). The Affordable Care Act and Medicare. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/about-us/affordable-care-act/affordable-care-act.html
  • Cubanski, J. (2016, December 13). What are the implications of repealing the ACA for Medicare spending and beneficiaries. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/what-are-the-implications-of-repealing-the-affordable-care-act-for-medicare-spending-and-beneficiaries/

Submission Details:

  • Present your response in a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document formatted in APA style.
  • On a separate page, cite all sources using APA format.

 

Policy Implementation Activities

There are four activities involved in policy implementation: designing, rulemaking, operating, and evaluating. The first activity is designing and it is at this time that there is the establishment of an organizational agenda including prioritizing of tasks, identifying personnel, creating a positive organizational climate, and streamlining decision-making processes. Next in the process of policy implementation is rulemaking, which involves detailed instructions developed by the organization to meet the previously specified agenda items.
Next is the operating activity of policy implementation, which is the conduct by organizations and agencies to accomplish the tasks set forth in the design phase and detailed in the rulemaking phase; these are the actual efforts made to implement a piece of legislation. And finally, evaluating, which requires a systematic collection and analysis of data to help assess the efficacy and appropriateness of a policy, informs any necessary changes in a subsequent modification phase.

 
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Government and History

The U.S. created Medicare, a publically funded healthcare program, to assist people sixty-five years of age and older in obtaining healthcare services.
Tasks:

  • ***Summarize the legislation that introduced Medicare and the funding source for the program.
  • ***Discuss some of the changes that have occurred in the Medicare program since its inception.
  • ***Describe the demographics of the population covered by Medicare and identify the number of people in the U.S. covered by Medicare.
  • ***Assess how changes in Medicare will affect the citizens and legal residents in your state. Include specific demographic information on age, race, income, etc., for your state to justify your response.

From the Internet, review the following:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. (2017). CMS’ program history. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/History/index.html
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. (2015). The Affordable Care Act and Medicare. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/about-us/affordable-care-act/affordable-care-act.html
  • Cubanski, J. (2016, December 13). What are the implications of repealing the ACA for Medicare spending and beneficiaries. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/what-are-the-implications-of-repealing-the-affordable-care-act-for-medicare-spending-and-beneficiaries/

Submission Details:

  • Present your response in a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document formatted in APA style.
  • On a separate page, cite all sources using APA format.

 

Policy Implementation Activities

There are four activities involved in policy implementation: designing, rulemaking, operating, and evaluating. The first activity is designing and it is at this time that there is the establishment of an organizational agenda including prioritizing of tasks, identifying personnel, creating a positive organizational climate, and streamlining decision-making processes. Next in the process of policy implementation is rulemaking, which involves detailed instructions developed by the organization to meet the previously specified agenda items.
Next is the operating activity of policy implementation, which is the conduct by organizations and agencies to accomplish the tasks set forth in the design phase and detailed in the rulemaking phase; these are the actual efforts made to implement a piece of legislation. And finally, evaluating, which requires a systematic collection and analysis of data to help assess the efficacy and appropriateness of a policy, informs any necessary changes in a subsequent modification phase.

 
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Government and History

 Using library or Internet resources provide a brief overview or description of each of the items listed below, along with a full citation and references. Your submission should include a cover page, the body of you research, and a reference page. Here is an example of the first first item (I am using Alabama because it is my home state…your answers will depend on your city and/or state:

  1. Your state’s statute that defines what is considered to be a public record that must be made available to the public upon request. I am using APA formatting, however you may use the new Strayer Writing Standards if you like (MY STATE THAT YOU WILL BE WRITING ABOUT IS TEXAS)

( BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE)
Code of Alabama 1975, § 36-12-40 provides that “[e]very citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this state, except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.” While many of the records maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State are available on the official website at www.sos.alabama.gov and may thus be obtained electronically, not all records are available through this means (Request Public Information, 2020).
On your reference page you should have the following listing: 
Requesting Public Information. (2020). Online at: https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sos-office/request-public-information
Grading for this assignment will be based on the quality of the answer and the completeness and correctness of the citations.

  1. Your state’s statute that defines what is considered to be a public record that must be made available to the public upon request.
  2. The pre-World War I opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court holding, on reargument, that a federal income tax was unconstitutional.
  3. The federal statute authorizing the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to make payments to states for the value of materials stockpiled near federal highway construction projects in conformity with the project specifications.
  4. The federal joint regulation of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Department of Commerce, identifying the factors for listing, delisting, or reclassifying endangered species.
  5. Your state’s administrative regulations specifying the licensure process for real estate agents.
  6. The local ordinance in your municipality governing noise.
  7. The most recent opinion of your state’s highest appeals court describing the extent to which the state constitution requires that the power of eminent domain be exercised only for public use.
  8. A recent federal trial court decision in your federal district describing the standard for summary judgment in federal court.
  9. A law-review article published within the past five years about libel law and political campaign advertisements.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Examine the language of the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. legal system in order to explain the principles and process of constitutional, regulatory, and administrative laws at the federal and state levels.
 
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