HP609 Health Policy, Politics, and Perspectives
Week 3 Discussion
Politics of Opposition
Watch this week’s videos and read the assignments in preparation for this discussion.
Republicans have been undermining the ACA and oppose various Medicare-for-all proposals. In addition to party politics and differences, sections of the healthcare industry oppose certain changes in the Medicare-for-all options.
Using 500-750 words, write an initial post that describes the political alliances and positions by party and in the industry. In your analysis, include the financial arguments and the political/ideological arguments about the role of government versus the private sector changes that are intended to increase coverage. You must reference the KFF comparison of proposals.
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.
Reply to at least two of your classmates. In your reply, compare and contrast the peer response to yours, introduce new questions, and/or present new information. Each reply should be 200 to 400 words.