The purpose of this assignment is to be familiarized with health reform strategies adopted by states.
Select a state health policy reform innovation and describe the rationale, 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. Summarize the findings in a 1-2 page, single-spaced memo.
Sample memo attached. A memo is required, see attached sample.
A few examples of state innovations include Vermont’s single payer system, Massachusetts’ health reforms and Kentucky’s Medicaid healthcare program (none of these can be used).
Assignment Grading Criteria
Rationale/Adoption 30 points
Funding Structure 30 points
Impact on Healthcare 30 points
APA (6th) Format 10 points