This assignment is an in-depth, literature-grounded analysis of a medicare and medicaid health policy issue and address the following ten elements:

1) Overview and Significance of the Health Policy Issue

2) History of the Health Policy Issue (Including Legislative Processes and

Partisan Politics)

3) Current Challenges Associated with the Health Policy Issue

4) Stakeholder Analysis

5) Policy Options and Analysis of Trade-Offs

6) Policy Recommendations

7) Recommended Roles for Federal Government, State Government, and Markets

8) Implications of the Policy Recommendations

a) Analysis of Population Health Implications

b) Analysis of Economic Implications

c) Analysis of Political Implications

d) Analysis of Implications for Health Care Organizations

e) Application of community and integrity Core Values

9) Conclusion