State Strategies 

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with health reform strategies adopted by states. Students will select a state health policy reform innovation and describe the rationale, how it was adopted (e.g., federal waivers, passage by state legislature), the funding structure, and (to the extent statistical data are available) its impact. Students should summarize their findings in a 1-2 page, single-spaced memo. A few examples of state innovations include Vermont’s single payer system, Massachusetts’ health reforms and Kentucky’s Medicaid healthcare program. 

Assignment Grading Criteria 

Rationale/Adoption 30 points 

Funding Structure 30 points 

Impact on Healthcare 30 points 

APA Format 10 points 

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