Assignment 1 – Health Care Policy Process

Question

Assignment 1 Health Care Policy Process
1) Identify a specific health care policy (e.g., Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security,
Affordable Health Care Act, etc.) from http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/ or similar
websites.
2) In a flow chart, illustrate how the health care policy became law. The flow chart should
include a historical timeline from the introduction of the law to its implementation. To
create the flowchart, use the "Concept Mapping and Graphing Tool." After completing the
flowchart, save the document as an Acrobat PDF file.
3) In addition, develop a short narrative (500-750 words) which describes the expected
effects of the health care policy on specific health outcomes.
4) While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing
is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA
documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the
Student Success Center.
5) This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the
assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment
to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion
of the assignment.

Grading Rubric

Health Care Policy Process
1
Unsatisfactory
0.00%
55.0
%Content
20.0 % Flow The information
has minimally
Chart
been addressed.
Content
Subject
knowledge is not
evident.

2
Less than
Satisfactory
65.00%

The information
provided is
mostly
complete, but
lacks specific
information
necessary to
assist the
audience in
understanding
the policies
progression to
law. Few
supporting
details are
present. Little

3
Satisfactory
75.00%

4
Good
85.00%

5
Excellent
100.00%

The information The information The information
provided is
provided is
provided is
appropriate and complete and
comprehensive
provides a
clear and
and provides a
historical
provides a
comprehensive
timeline from the historical
historical
introduction of
timeline from thetimeline from the
the law to its
introduction of introduction of
implementation the law to its
the law to its
to assist the
implementation implementation,
audience in
to assist the
which assists the
understanding
audience in
audience in
the policies
understanding understanding
progression to
the policies
the policies
law. Includes
progression to progression to
some supporting law. Details are law. Content is in-

subject
knowledge is
evident.

35.0 %
Narrative

details. Some
subject
knowledge is
evident.

provided.
depth with
Subject
extensive details.
knowledge
Subject
appears to be
knowledge is
good.
excellent.
Outlines the
Outlines, using Provides a basic Provides an
Thoroughly
expected effects some detail, the description of the adequate
describes the
of the health care expected effects expected effects description of
expected effects
policy on specific of the health
of the health care the expected
of the health care
health outcomes. care policy on policy on specific effects of the
policy on specific
Statement of
specific health health outcomes. health care
health outcomes.
purpose is not
outcomes.
Narrative is
policy on specific Clear and
justified by the
Sufficient
orderly, but may health outcomes. convincing
conclusion. The justification of have a few
Narrative shows arguments
conclusion does claims is
inconsistencies. logical
present a
not support the lacking.
Presents minimal progression.
persuasive claim
claim made.
Narrative lacks justification of
Techniques of
in a distinctive
Narrative is
consistent unity. claims. Argument argumentation and compelling
incoherent and There are
logically, but not are evident.
manner. All
uses noncredible obvious flaws in thoroughly,
There is a
sources are
sources.
the logic. Some supports the
smooth
authoritative.
sources have
purpose. Sources progression of
questionable
used are
claims from
credibility.
credible.
introduction to
Introduction and conclusion. Most
conclusion
sources are
bracket the
authoritative.
thesis.

15.0
%Presentati
on
The layout
The layout uses The layout
The layout is
15.0 % Flow The layout is
cluttered,
shows some
horizontal and
background and visually pleasing
Chart
confusing, and
structure, but vertical white
text complement and demonstrates
Layout
does not use
appears
space
each other and the content with
spacing,
cluttered and
appropriately.
enable the
appropriate use
headings, and
busy or
Sometimes the
content to be
of headings,
subheadings to distracting with fonts are easy to easily read. The subheadings, and
enhance the
large gaps of
read, but in a few fonts are easy to white space. Text
readability. The white space or a places the use of read and point is appropriate in
text is extremely distracting
fonts, italics,
size varies
length for the
difficult to read background.
bold, long
appropriately for target audience
with long blocks Overall
paragraphs,
headings and
and to the point.
of text, small
readability is
color, or busy
text.
point size for
difficult due to background
fonts, and
lengthy
detracts and does
inappropriate
paragraphs, too not enhance
contrasting
many different readability.
colors. Poor use fonts, a dark or
of headings,
busy
subheadings,
background,
indentations, or overuse of bold,
bold formatting is or a lack of
evident.
appropriate
indentations of
text.
30.0
%Organizati
on &
Effectivenes
s

Inappropriate
Some
Language is
The writer is
The writer uses a
10.0 %
word choice and distracting
appropriate to
clearly aware of variety of
Language
lack of variety in inconsistencies the targeted
audience, uses a sentence
Use and
language use are in language
audience for the variety of
constructions,
Audience
appropriate
figures of speech,
Awareness evident. Writer choice (register) most part.
appears to be
and/or word
vocabulary for and word choice
(Includes
unaware of
choice are
the targeted
in distinctive and
sentence
audience, and
creative ways
construction audience. Use of present. The
"primer prose"
writer exhibits
uses figures of that are
, word
speech to
appropriate to
choice, etc.) indicates writer some lack of
either does not control in using
communicate
purpose,
apply figures of figures of
clearly.
discipline, and
speech or uses
speech
scope.
them
appropriately.
inappropriately.
Surface errors
Frequent and
Some mechanical Prose is largely Writer is clearly
10.0 %
repetitive
errors or typos
free of
in command of
Mechanics are pervasive
enough that they mechanical
are present, but mechanical
standard, written,
of Writing
impede
errors distract are not overly
errors, although academic
(Includes
communication ofthe reader.
distracting to the a few may be
English.
spelling,
Inconsistencies reader. Correct present. A
punctuation, meaning.
Inappropriate
in language
sentence
variety of
grammar,
word choice
choice
structure and
sentence
and
and/or sentence (register),
audiencestructures and
language
construction are sentence
appropriate
effective figures
use.)
used.
structure,
language are
of speech are
and/or word
used.
used.
choice are
present.
No outside
Few relevant
Sources were
Sources are
Sources are
10.0 %
academic sources sources beyond adequate,
academic,
academic,
Sources
were used to
assigned
relevant, and
current and/or comprehensive,
support major
readings were extended beyond relevant to
current and/or
points.
used to support assigned
support major
relevant. Quoted
major points.
readings. Quoted points. Quoted material and
Important
material and
material and
paraphrasing
relevant sources paraphrasing are paraphrasing is expertly support,
were neglected. included to
used effectively extend, and
Quoted material support major
and consistently inform ideas, but
and
points and
to support the
do not substitute
paraphrasing
writer’s idea
major points and for the writer’s
were overused. development.
writer’s idea
own idea
development.
development.
Sources are well
synthesized to
support major
points.
100 % Total
Weightage

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