Unit 7 Assignment – Public Health Legislation
· Submitting a text entry box or a file upload
This assessment addresses the following course objective(s):
· Advocate for policies that improve the health of the public and the profession of nursing and health care administration.
Throughout this course, you have learned about the importance of political advocacy: how legislation can impact healthcare delivery, quality of care, patient outcomes, and various healthcare professional’s roles and practice.
For this final assignment, you will research current legislation related to public health (Unit 7 topics are a great place to start). Identify a piece of legislation you feel passionately about. You will complete parts I and II below, to illustrate your understanding of the legislation, state your position, call for action, etc.
Audience: Politicians who will be voting on your identified legislation.
This assignment has 2 deliverables for upload. Please review carefully.
Part I Multimedia Presentation: I WILL DO THIS PART BASED ON YOUR WORD FILE
Record yourself delivering a formal address about your stance on the legislation, to your politicians. Audio and video quality should be clear, and your attire should be business professional. Minimum length of 10 minutes.
Use one of these techniques to create your multimedia presentation.
1. Use(Instructional Video Below)
2. Any video recording system of your choice
3. Record video directly in the assignment submission using these
Part II – Written support: YOU WILL DO THIS PART . Do it on
Prepare a professional paper, summarizing the legislation itself, your position, call for action, etc. Cite relevant sources, which may include industry leader’s perspectives, or scholarly research. Minimum length of five pages.
Govtrack. (2020).. GovTrack.us.
Technology for Teachers and Students. (2016 Dec 26). Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial – FREE Screen Recording Tool. [Video] YouTube. Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial – FREE Screen Recording Tool
I will include here the link for the legislation:
and the text of the Bill:
118TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. R. 2884 To facilitate direct primary care arrangements under Medicaid. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APRIL 26, 2023 Mr. CRENSHAW (for himself, Ms. SCHRIER, Mr. SMUCKER, and Mr. BLUMENAUER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce A BILL To facilitate direct primary care arrangements under Medicaid. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Medicaid Primary Care 5 Improvement Act’’. 6 SEC. 2. FINDINGS. 7 Congress finds as follows: 8 (1) Primary care services are able to reduce 9 healthcare costs, emergency room visits, and hos10 pitalizations. VerDate Sep 11 2014 02:40 May 05, 2023 Jkt 039200 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:BILLSH2884.IH H2884 pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with $$_JOB 2 •HR 2884 IH 1 (2) Primary care creates increased patient sat2 isfaction, physician engagement, and better patient 3 outcomes. 4 (3) The model of direct primary care can 5 change patient usage patterns, with more personal6 ized preventative care versus high-acuity episodic 7 care. 8 SEC. 3. CLARIFYING THAT CERTAIN PAYMENT ARRANGE9 MENTS ARE ALLOWABLE UNDER THE MED10 ICAID PROGRAM. 11 (a) IN GENERAL.—Nothing in title XIX of the Social 12 Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.) shall be construed 13 as prohibiting a State, under its State plan (or waiver of 14 such plan) under such title (including through a medicaid 15 managed care organization (as defined in section 1903(m) 16 of such Act)), from providing medical assistance consisting 17 of primary care services through a direct primary care ar18 rangement with a health care provider, including as part 19 of a value-based care arrangement established by the State 20 (or such organization). For purposes of the preceding sen21 tence, the term ‘‘direct primary care arrangement’’ means, 22 with respect to any individual, an arrangement under 23 which such individual is provided medical assistance con24 sisting solely of primary care services provided by primary 25 care practitioners (as defined in section 1833(x)(2)(A) of VerDate Sep 11 2014 02:40 May 05, 2023 Jkt 039200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:BILLSH2884.IH H2884 pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with $$_JOB 3 •HR 2884 IH 1 the Social Security Act, determined without regard to 2 clause (ii) thereof), if the sole compensation for such care 3 is a fixed periodic fee. 4 (b) REPORT.—Not later than 1 year after the date 5 of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and 6 Human Services shall submit to Congress a report con7 taining an analysis of the extent to which States are con8 tracting with independent physicians, independent physi9 cian practices, and primary care practices for purposes of 10 furnishing medical assistance under State plans (or waiv11 ers of such plans) under title XIX of the Social Security 12 Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.). 13 (c) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this sec14 tion shall be construed to alter statutory limits on Med15 icaid enrollee cost-sharing or be construed to limit Med16 icaid services solely to those provided under a direct pri1