This assignment provides you an opportunity to apply the concept of Congressional legislating to the real-world issue of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do the three branches of government, and outside forces, influence and interact on an important policy issue?
Write a 1-2 page essay (double space) on the process of passing health reform, based on the “Obama’s Deal” video [Duration about 1 hour].
ACA, or Obamacare, remains a highly controversial policy, and many opinions have been expressed about it. I don’t want you to like it or hate it. I just want you to analyze what you have read in your textbook and saw and read on the “Obama’s Deal” video website with some degree of objectivity and critical thought.
Approach this assignment with the following questions in mind:
How well does the video on the legislative section match up with the below attached image, “How a Bill Becomes a Law”?
What are the most surprising aspects of the ACA as covered in the video?
What might have been done differently?
Essay Formatting Requirements
Essay Length: Your paper should be 1-2 double-spaced pages with size 11-12 font, one inch margins, and saved to a Microsoft Word document.
Sources: It is fine for you to rely entirely on the video and textbook as your resources for the essay. However, you can search for other references that lend weight to your analysis.
Citations*: Please remember to cite your sources including where you found the them. MLA citation style is preferred. Whichever style you choose (MLA, APA, etc.), please be consistent. You should include a bibliography or works cited page at the end of your essay.