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HCA 340 Week 5 DQ 2 Imagine you are a policymaker for your city or town

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HCA 340 Week 5 DQ 2
Imagine you are a policymaker for your city or town. Based on what you know, and what you have
learned in this course, what would you modify or improve to make a positive change in the life of a
vulnerable group we have not covered in class? Would you consult the vulnerable group when
developing programs or policies? Why or why not? Which policy would you create to improve health
care services accessibility, cost, and quality related to your selected group?
Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be
supported by a minimum of two scholarly sources beyond your course text. Use proper APA
formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Health Care Policies
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HEALTH CARE POLICIES 2
Health Care Policies
As a policy maker in a city, I will incorporate the following to ensure that I create policies
that promote change among the vulnerable groups in the health care program. First, I will consult
and include representatives from vulnerable groups in policymaking process. Inclusion and
consulting of members from vulnerable group in policymaking will ensure that first hand
information concerning health care issues is included in the policies. The information will play
the role to address issues of the vulnerable in the policy making process. Moreover, through
consultation process, challenges and problems that the vulnerable face in the city will be
highlighted. Second, is considering the stakes that the vulnerable have in the development and
growth of the city’s healthcare. Putting into consideration stakes of the vulnerable groups will
guarantee that policies, which are structured, meet their demands and wants. In addition, the
policies developed will make sure that there is equality and fairness in healthcare among all the
people present in the city (Kovner, Knickman, & Jonas, 2012).
Policies that I will create to improve the accessibility, cost and quality of the healthcare
services include the following. First, is ensuring that the delivery systems are incorporated into
accountability to patients from provides. This will ensure that results are improved. Second, is
implementing a policy where quality and value is the basis of the healthcare instead of intensity
and volume. This will make certain that the vulnerable utilize healthcare services fully. Lastly, is
ensuring that I implement the coverage and delivery system simultaneously. Concurrent

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HEALTH CARE POLICIES 3
implementation will guarantee that reforms are felt in both the service generation and the
expansion to cover all the American citizens. Through expansion, accessibility of health care will
be easy. This will reduce the costs of accessing healthcare services (Niles, 2012).
References
Kovner, A. R., Knickman, J., & Jonas, S. (2012). Jonas & Kovner's health care delivery in the
United States. New York: Springer Pub.
Niles, N. J. (2012). Basics of the U.S. health care system. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

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