Assignment 3: U.S. Health Policy Decision I suffer no illusions that this will be an easy process. It will be hard. But I also know that nearly a century after Teddy Roosevelt first called for reform, the cost of our healthcare has weighed down our economy and the conscience of our nation long enough. So, let there be no doubt: healthcare reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year. —President Barack Obama, February 24, 2009 Using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research the President’s proposed healthcare system changes. Refer to the research you did in M6: Assignment 2 and the issues you identified. Examine how the proposed changes would impact your state’s public health insurance program. • Overall, would your state benefit from the proposed changes or would it experience greater challenges? • What barriers do you see in implementing the proposed changes? Write your response to each question in 1 to 2 paragraphs. By Friday, December 9, 2016, deliver your assignment to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Sunday, December 11, 2016, review and comment on your peers’ responses. Review the barriers to implementation identified by your classmates and offer solutions. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources. Assignment 3 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Estimated the overall impact of the proposed changes on own state of residence. 8 Identified barriers to implementation of the proposed changes. 8 Supported statements with relevant information from reliable sources. 8 Actively contributed to the discussion by providing points of view with rationale, challenging points of the discussion, or drawing relationships between points of the discussion.
You have just attended a manager′s meeting about establishing self-directed, high-performing teams. The company is concerned because some of the managers are having success building self-directed, high-performing teams while others are not. A discussion occurred that identified the characteristics of the successful team building elements and compared them to those managers that have not been successful. This is a situation where those who are struggling need to learn from those who are doing well. The discussions included identifying what could be going wrong and what steps might be taken for success. You have been asked to write a research report that summarizes the meeting and offers some recommendations that might be helpful to those managers who are struggling. Specifically, your report must include: •Identification of the difficulties the managers may be having in establishing self-directed, high-performing teams •Identification of the successful characteristic of establishing self-directed, high-performing teams