Developmentand Advocacy Campaign
Developmentand Advocacy Campaign
Thereis a necessity for a significant change in the current law regardinghealth care promotion in the country. The change can be adaptedthrough adaptation of a policy that will guarantee residents accessto health care. The change in policy needs a political backup for itsimplementation. Regulatory agencies should pressurize Congress forthe policy to be adopted (Wesfeld, 2011). The recent presidentialcampaigns could boost the modification of existing regulations sincethe presidential primaries can bring attention to the issue.
Thechange is essential for the release of funds from government sincethe single-payer system eliminates additional state funding for theACA system. The change in law caters for adjustment of prices ondrugs that pharmaceutical companies change (Hacker, 1997). Advocatingfor the changes requires plenty of policies on how to convince thelawmakers to fight for the change in legislation. The legislatureshould make modifications necessary for the proposed system for itsimplementation. The law does not provide for a broad waiver that cannecessitate integration between a state system and the Medicare(Gostin, 2000). Another legal stumbling block for the country toovercome is posed by the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Actthat restrains the state from amending benefits plans.
Despitethe legal hurdles, advocating for the proposed policy to thelegislatures make increase chances of its adoption. Advocacy to winover the councils entails engaging them in politics to ensure itsadoption as law (Milstead, 2012). It is essential to have a mind-setof a policymaker as a first step in addressing the issue. Presentingthe proposal as a bill in Congress could make it possible for thepolicy to be debated upon and hopefully adopted. Research is requiredto get my policy as a bill in the parliament. The policy would focuson employees working in the current ACA programs. In organising theproposal into a bill for tabling, I would include the ways to ensurethe employees retain their job in the proposed system.
Itis essential to have a clear plan of the proposal so that the goalstoward its advocacy can be achieved. Collaborating with thelegislators would assist in recognizing those who would probablysupport its adoption. Lawmakers who are the elected officials andhave the mandate of coming up with laws that improve wellbeing of thepublic. Holding discussions with them is a strategy that can beemployed to convince the legislators into tabling the proposedsystem. This would be an indication of the government’s role inensuring that policies introduced regarding healthcare seek toimprove the livelihood of the people. Having a strong backup frominfluential groups in the country is a significant move in helpingachieve goals of access to healthcare. Lobbyists input has a historyin boosting the success of an issue in the country. Ensuring supportfrom lobby groups is of fundamental. Finances are a major requirementin advocating for the proposed system. Money is essential to allaspects of the advocacy program. Once the proposed policy gets intothe house, there are committee stages that it goes through beforecompletely becoming law. These steps are vital, and strategiesnecessary to advocate them through all include ways such as makingrelations with stakeholders in these steps. Policy makers are likelyto listen and get convinced by familiar people. Establishingrelationships with them not only helps in selling the idea but inknowing the argument from those rejecting. It prepares for advocatingpoints.
Thereare other obstacles faced on the legislative level before adoption ofthe proposed system, for instance, the political stand was taken inthe parliament. Getting in as a Democrat could lead to lackingsupport from the republican’s masses. Politics is not alwayspredictable the other factors may be well played in advocating thepolicy, but the political difference can cause all the damage. It canbe overcome by campaigning for the system early enough to get peopleto overlook the politics of getting the policy enacted.
Anotherchallenge faced is lacking control on the final stages a bill goesthrough. For instance, if the government strongly opposes theproposal, it can fail on the final stages of legislation, which powerlies on the most powerful political level.
Theproposal could also go through amendments before enactment. Somemodifications might infringe the effectiveness of the final policyadopted. Changes like that will not have solved the system as much asit needs. To avoid having changes that encroach on the policy’seffect, a thorough research is necessary to achieve a writtenproposal with no lope holes for amendment by legislators to favourthe government over the residents.
Inconclusion, the proposed policy requires joint working ofprofessionals on various areas for its success. Nurses and otherstakeholders are vital in ensuring the policy’s success.Population-based interventions would gain more effect for groupsunder the proposed system.
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