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Course Project - Healthcare Reform in Two States

Healthcare Reform in Two States


Part I: The world is becoming smaller and smaller and when companies look to expand they often look outside their original footprint. Rasmussen Healthcare Systems is looking to expand their system to another state. To help advise Rasmussen on this decision, you will write 4 pages that compare and contrast the healthcare reform policies of the state where you reside and another state of your choice. Please keep in mind the position and facility you selected. Make sure to include the following:

a. Discuss the purpose of each state's reform.

b. Describe a minimum of three specific examples of similarities and differences in healthcare reform policies in the two states.

c. Discuss in detail some of the ethical issues and moral disputes in each state's reform.

d. Discuss your recommendation on whether Rasmussen Healthcare Systems should expand to the second state.

e. This portion of your assignment will require you to research and examine information from various sources. Use a minimum of five credible sources for your paper, with three being an academic source (don't forget to include in-text citations throughout your paper with paraphrasing or quoting).

f. Make sure to include your APA formatted reference page.

Example of Potential Useful Websites

· http://mn.gov/health-reform/

· http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/ppaca/

Part II: PowerPoint is typically the application of choice when conducting a meeting. There are many philosophies on how to create an effective PowerPoint, so do some research on the dos and don'ts. Then create a professional PowerPoint that you would present to the management team at your location that highlights your research. SkillSurfer in the online tutoring platform offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced tutorials on Microsoft Office products. Make sure to include the following in your PowerPoint:

a. Length of PowerPoint is up to the student.

b. Highlight specific policy changes in each state's reform.

c. Highlight each similarity and difference.

d. Highlight your final recommendation on whether York Healthcare Systems should expand to the other state.

e. Use the Notes area on each slide as needed to expand on the key points.

Your presentation should include an introduction, a concise discussion of each slide, and a conclusion. Make sure to use audience specific language and tone in your PowerPoint. Remember, you would be presenting this to the management team at your location. The presentation will be assessed on your overall knowledge of the content, clarity of your voice, pronunciation of words, organization of your presentation, proper recording of your presentation, overall aesthetics and professionalism, and general clarity to your presentation.

Save both your paper and PowerPoint presentation to a folder on your computer. Then, zip or compress your folder. Upload the zipped folder (with both the paper and PowerPoint) to the assignment dropbox