NURS – 6050C
Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health
Discussion: Politics and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
**THIS DISCUSSION IS DIVIDE IN TWO PARTS –
1. MAIN DISCUSSION POST BY WEDNESDAY 12/16/2020 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST
2. TWO REPLIES BY FRIDAY 12/18/2020 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST
1. 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. PLEASE AT LEAST 3 REFERENCES
2. Respond to at least two of your colleagues by expanding on their explanation and providing an example that supports their explanation or respectfully challenging their explanation and providing an example.