analysis a state health policy reform innovation

This assignment is an analysis of local, state, or federal health policy.

  1. Select a state health policy reform innovation
  2. Discuss the rationale for the policy, how it was adopted (e.g., federal waivers, passage by state legislature), the funding structure, and (to the extent statistical data are available) its impact. ethical outcome based on evidence.
  3. Examples of state innovations include Maryland’s hospital rate setting, Vermont’s single payer system, and Massachusetts’ health reforms

Submission Requirements:

  • The paper is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation and misspelling.
  • The paper is to be formatted per current APA style, 5-7 pages in length, excluding the title, abstract and references page.
  • Incorporate a minimum of 5 current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work.
  • Journal articles and books should be referenced according to current APA style.
  • Grading Rubric

    Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.

    Final Essay/Paper Rubric
    Criteria Ratings Points
    Identification of Main Issues/Problems 5 points
    Distinguished Identify and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the issues/problems.
    4 points
    Excellent Identifies and demonstrate an accomplished understanding of most of issues/problems.
    3 points
    Fair Identifies and demonstrate an acceptable understanding of most of issues/problems.
    2 points
    Poor Identifies and demonstrate an unacceptable understanding of most of issues/problems.
    5 points
    Analysis and Evaluation of Issues/Problems 5 points
    Distinguished Presents an insightful, thorough analysis and evaluation of issues/problems.
    4 points
    Excellent Presents a thorough analysis and evaluation of most of the issues/problems.
    3 points
    Fair Presents a superficial or incomplete analysis and evaluation of issues/problems.
    2 points
    Poor Presents unacceptable analysis and evaluation of issues/problems.
    5 points
    Demonstrates a Conceptual Understanding 5 points
    Distinguished Provides a thorough, competent and interpretive responses to all issues/problems, and shows a high level of conceptual understanding.
    4 points
    Excellent Provides a competent and interpretive responses to all issues/problems, and shows a moderate level of conceptual understanding.
    3 points
    Fair Provides a competent responses to all issues/problems, but lacks interpretation and a moderate level of conceptual understanding.
    2 points
    Poor Provides an unacceptable response to all issues/problems, and lacks interpretation and a moderate level of conceptual understanding.
    5 points
    Use of Citations to Course Readings and Additional Research/Literature 5 points
    Distinguished Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Exceptional use of citations and extended referencing.
    4 points
    Excellent Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing.
    3 points
    Fair Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing.
    2 points
    Poor Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. An unacceptable use of citations and extended referencing.
    5 points
    Writing Mechanics and APA Formatting Guidelines 5 points
    Distinguished Demonstrate a high level of clarity, precision, and attention to detail. APA style is correct and writing is free of grammar and spelling errors.
    4 points
    Excellent Demonstrate a high level of clarity. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.
    3 points
    Fair Demonstrate a moderate level of clarity. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.
    2 points
    Poor Demonstrates issues in writing and communicating clearly. APA style and writing mechanics need serious attention.
    5 points

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