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The Policy Process Part II
Lenue Richardson
HCS/455
March 14, 2013
University of Phoenix

The Policy Process Part II
Introduction
The development of policy is not something that can be done in an efficient manner. However; there are times when policies are very burdensome and can be a very big challenge, one that is loaded with all sorts of committees and everything else, it is truly an experience. Although the creating of a policy is a very different experience it is necessary to complete the job. The creation of Healthcare policy can involve investigators as well as a great deal of give and take inside the healthcare institution. There are also many different stages that are associated with the creation of policy; here we will explore the exact steps associated with this process, Evaluation stage

The development of a topic turning into policy is likely the same as an idea turning into a law; the only exception to this is that there is no public vote to be decided and there is no public campaigning either. For the purpose of this topic we will use the idea of Health Reform, being as this is one of the hottest topics in healthcare at this time. On March 23, 2010, the national health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. As a result of this law being enacted there has been a great deal of controversy and upheaval concerning this law. However; according to the Kaiser Fund there will be several laws that will be changed, this is to include the fact that some of the policies will be changed, such as the impact on Medicaid and Medicare. All of these things are due to be examined and overhauled in the not too distant future. Another step in the evaluation process of a topic becoming a policy is also within the bounds of Healthcare and in particular the Affordable Healthcare Act that has recently been passed. The Affordable Healthcare Act began as a topic for politicians to stand on simply...
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