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Topic Affordable Care Act

Students will analyze the interaction between the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches and the public during the policy-making process. Students will trace the process from agenda-setting to program implementation and articulate the role of each stakeholder.

I. Literature Review of the Issue:
What has been written about the issue/problem/policy/ program?
II. So What: What are the policy implications?
What is the need this policy is attempting to fill?
Why is it important?
III. Where did the policy interact with the public through public opinion?
IV. What were some of the discussions in the State legislature (if state law) or Congress (if federal law)?
What statute is this law/policy attached to?
V. Who are the Identified stakeholders?
Who/what stands to gain from this policy?
Who/what stands to be negatively affected by this policy?
VI. What do the Courts have to say?
Was this law challenged in the courts? If yes, what did the courts say about this law?
VII. Where is the policy now?
What are some of its successes or failures?
How is it being implemented in the states?
*Note: In every section, consider the ethical and moral implications and make connections to the Christian worldview.