The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with health reform strategies adopted by states. Students will 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. Students should summarize their findings in a 2 page, single-spaced memo. (no including references) APA Format. NO PLAGIARISM. References must be cited in APA format, and must include minimum of 2 scholarly resources published within the past 5-7 years.

A few examples of state innovations include Vermonts single payer system, Massachusetts health reforms and Kentuckys Medicaid healthcare program (none of these can be used
“Georgia ‘s Medicaid healthcare program”.

Assignment Grading Criteria

Rationale/Adoption                30 points   
Funding Structure                  30 points
Impact on Healthcare                 30 points
APA Format                    10 points

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