Explain how the Affordable Care Act advanced through each stage of the policy process



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  1. To prepare for this assignment, review the key components of the health care policy process in Ch. 3 of Health policymaking in the United States. Additionally, Chapters 5-9 of the course text are also excellent resources for each stage of the policy process. Here is a breakdown of what you can find in each chapter of Longest (2016):

    • Chapter 5: Formulation
    • Chapter 6: Legislation
    • Chapter 7: Implementation
    • Chapter 8: Implementation/Analysis/Evaluation
    • Chapter 9: Analysis/Evaluation and Revision

    The policy cycle provides lawmakers with a pathway for developing a policy and guiding it through the institutions of our government. The cycle starts with identification of a targeted problem and ultimately ends up with providing a specific course of action. Along the way, the outcomes of a policy are subjected to various levels of review, evaluation, and revisions that result in a continual loop. As a health care administrator, it’s important to have a working knowledge of the process and how the process ultimately leads to implementation of health care laws that eventually will have an impact on what you do.Write a 800- to 1,050-word paper that explains the policy process and explains how the Affordable Care Act advanced through the policy process stages. Your paper must include the following:1.Discuss five stages of the policy process identified in Longest (2016)–at least 100-150 words to describe each stage:

    • Formulation
    • Legislation
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation/analysis,
    • Revision

    2.Explain how the Affordable Care Act advanced through each stage of the policy process

    • How the law was formed/proposed and then passed by Congress
    • How it has been implemented and what agencies primarily implement the law
    • One or two ways the ACA can be evaluated
    • List at least one revision to the law since it has been passed

    Cite at least 3 reputable references. One of your sources must be the course textbook, Longest (2016). Reputable references include trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works a textbook, or other sources of similar quality.