Question;Discussion;Questions for Health, Policy and Reform (HCM 590);Module 1;Note: In this discussion, each student is;to answer all of the questions in the initial post and to formulate responses;to classmates for each of the questions.;What were some of the distinguishing features of the Congresses and political;landscapes in the 1965, 1981, 1993, and 2009 time periods? How did these;features enable, impede, or influence health policy developments?;In what ways were the health policy objectives and priorities of Presidents;Johnson, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama similar? Different?;Module 2;Note: In this discussion, each student is;to answer all of the questions in the initial post and to formulate responses;to classmates for each of the questions.;1. Explain and debate provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care;Act.;2. Explain and debate the rulings of the United States Supreme Court regarding;the PPACA.;Module 3;What are the;advantages and challenges associated with Accountable Care Organizations;Primary Care Transformation in such organizational models as Patient-Centered;Medical Homes, and Bundled Payment?;Module 4;Appended to;Karen Davis? oral testimony is a set of 24 insightful exhibits that are loaded;with Medicare information. For this module?s discussion, please interpret;assess, cite, and debate the Medicare reform implications of the facts and;figures from this set of 24 exhibits.;Module 5;Initial Post;Research, present, and assess information about Medicaid expansion in your home;state. Response Posts;Respond to at least two of your peers by further analyzing, critiquing, and;expanding upon the initial post and subsequent response posts.;Module 6;In this module, the following four;articles directly inform the discussion;Derose, K., Gresenz, C., and;Ringel, J. (2011). Understanding disparities in health care access?and;reducing them?through a focus on public health. Health Affairs, 30(10);1844-1851.Koh, H., Graham, G., and Glied;S. (2011). Reducing racial and ethnic disparities: The action plan from;the Department of Health and Human Services. Health Affairs, 30(10);1822-1829.Peek, M., et al. (2012). Early;lessons from an initiative on Chicago?s south side to reduce disparities;in diabetes care and outcomes. Health Affairs, 31(1), 177-186.Weinick, R. and Hasnain-Wynia;R. (2011). Quality improvement efforts under health reform: How to ensure;that they help reduce disparities?not increase them. Health Affairs, 30(10);1837-1843.Instructions for posting in the;Module 6 Discussion are as follows;The instructor will assign;one-quarter of class members to each of the four discussion articles.Your initial post will;summarize and assess the issues and initiatives in your assigned article.At least one of your response;posts will address one or more of the other three articles.At least one of your response;posts will be to another student?s response post to your initial post.Because of the scope and importance of disparity issues, you;are encouraged to post more than the minimum three times to create a highly;dynamic and analytical discussion.;Module 7;Note: In this discussion, each student is;to answer all three questions in the initial post and formulate responses to;classmates for each of the three questions.;?Leading up to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in;March 2010, federal liability reforms were contemplated as a means of garnering;support for the legislation among congressional Republicans and medical;professional organizations. Although no liability-reform provisions survived in;the final bill, Congress made clear the need for more experimentation. The;final legislation authorized $50 million for states and health care systems to;test new approaches to the resolution of medical-injury disputes. This;authorization supplemented the $23 million that the Agency for Healthcare;Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded in 2010 for projects to advance new;approaches to medical-injury compensation and patient safety? (Kachalia and;Mello, 2011, p. 1564).;Why did the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act not include?as the AMA;describes??a federal solution to the medical liability crisis??;Which of the;medical liability reform approaches described in Tables 2 and 3 of Kachalia and;Mello (2011) do you favor? Why?;Should medical liability reform be at the state level? Federal level? If both;how should state and federal provisions be integrated and coordinated?;Module 8;Note: In this discussion, each student is;to answer all of the questions in the initial post and to formulate responses;to classmates for each of the questions.;How is the American health care system performing compared to other countries?;What are the strengths of other nations? health care systems? What challenges;do they face?;What can the United States learn from the health care systems in other;countries? What can other countries learn from the United States?
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