Policy quick guide: healthcare | SOCW 6351 – Social Policy, Welfare, and Change | Walden University

 For this Week’s Policy Quick Guide, you add to your practical resource by focusing on key policies related to healthcare. You also focus on ways to assist clients in understanding complicated healthcare policies. 

 Refer to the Social Welfare Policy: Search Tips on finding information.

 Explore these policies:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • CHIP 

 For each policy (Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP), briefly:

  • Explain how the policy is addressed at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • What programs were developed from this policy?
  • Reflect on how the policy affects or may affect your community, geographic area, or potential clients.

Then, address this unique prompt for this week’s Quick Guide:

  • Describe one strategy you would employ to help a client better understand one of the healthcare policies.