HCS 557 WEEK 5 Social Policy Outline – Part 1
HCS 557 WEEK 5 Social Policy Outline – Part 1
Social Policy Outline
Write an outline on social policy surrounding prescription drug coverage for older adults. Support a side as to whether the government should have more or less involvement with policies affecting prescription drug coverage, particularly surrounding importing drugs from foreign countries such as Canada.
This could mean that your team supports the government or that you are in favor of private support or intensive regulation. Your instructor will assign your team a side to represent. This assignment helps you evaluate existing age-based policies and possible proposals for change.
Include the following in your outline:
- Historical trends for the team’s side of the social policy issue
- Local, state, or federal perspective for the team’s side of the social policy issue
- Team’s position, and the arguments and solutions proposed
- Pros for the team’s side, either supporting side or opposing side
- Areas to consider are derivations and directions of public policy, interrelationships of agencies, and a discussion of selected programs and services for the aged. Examine the government response to the growing number of older Americans and the policy process.
- Consider how public policy on prescription drug coverage has positively or negatively affected the older adult. Identify any pros or cons associated with your argument. Consider how older adults or organizations they have formed such as American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) have affected policies directly related to prescription drug coverage.
Write at least 10 questions that may be asked to the opposing side. The questions should be specifically directed to your opponent and should be clear and concise.
Include 3 peer-reviewed references per team member
Format your outline according to APA guidelines.
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HCS 557 WEEK 6 Social Policy Presentation – Part 2
Present your position in 12- to 15-slides using Microsoft® PowerPoint®.
Use the information in your Social Policy Outline – Part 1 presentation to support background information for the team’s side.
Include the following in your presentation:
- Refute the other side: Each side of the Learning Team–supporting side and opposing side–must submit a presentation that refutes the opposing side. Each side must have answers prepared that respond to the opponent’s questions.
- Consider how current policies affect current and future generations of older adults, their families, and the professionals serving them.
- Evaluate strengths, weaknesses, and trade-offs related to current age-based policy. Consider how those policies affect retirement, pensions, health care, housing, social services, and intergenerational issues.
- Closing: A presentation must be submitted that is the final conclusive argument and statement. Take notes during the entire presentation and project so that you may refer to these in the conclusion of your side’s views.
Submit one reference list in APA format for each Learning Team side. Each list must consist of 3 references per person.
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American Social Policies And Social Change
Here in the United States, disputes about axiological restructuring of American social policy and social change are at the forefront of our politics, and one can assume it will remain so for the anticipated future. The belief that change is necessary is evident to all Americans, but which direction to take is immensely different. One of the most important decisions Americans can make is electing politicians who share in our beliefs, ideologies, and cultural norms into positions of power, believing the changes his or her ideologies see fit will occur. In 2007, Karger and Stoesz state that, “Ideological trends influence social welfare when adherents of one orientation hold sway in decision- making capacities” (p.5) Throughout history, there has often been a power struggle between which political parties and the ideologies they hold have a dominant presence in making decision that affect our country. According to David Gil in 2013, “Choices in social welfare policy are heavily influenced by the dominant beliefs, values, ideologies, customs, and traditions of the cultural and political elites recruited mainly from among the more powerful and privileged strata” (p.32). During this current election year, it has become more apparent than ever that the ideals followed by this “powerful and privileged strata” have the potential to make new, or drastically change current and future social policies and programs. In 2012, Kollman stated,
“As in other policy areas, election outcomes…