Since the 2016 presidential election, there have been multiple changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). What are they and how have they impacted healthcare access, cost, and quality?
Questions to be addressed in your research include:
· What is the status of those who were newly covered?
· What are exchanges and how are different States approaching them?
· What does the Medicaid program have to do with the ACA?
· How have health insurance premiums been affected?
· What variables are in play in the political debate over the impact of the ACA on cost, access, and quality of care?
· What are some of the key challenges facing state and national policymakers given the current status?
· On balance, has the ACA been a good or bad law? Provide a clear, fact-based, non-emotional justification for your conclusion.
On balance, is the ACA a good or bad law? Provide a clear, fact-based, non-emotional justification for your conclusion.
Team projects occur in almost all health care worksites. This project encourages student-to-student interaction, the use of technology, and learning. You will be assigned to a team by the beginning of Week 2.
Your project will take the form of a 10 – 15-minute multimedia presentation. You will publish your presentation to an Internet site (like Google, YouTube or your own website) and post the link to the project in the Group Presentation Assignment folder. Your presentation may contain: a PowerPoint Slideshow, a website, a video… the choice is yours. Be as creative as you can. An associated transcript with all the references is required.
Here are some suggestions for creating and posting your project:
If you are into videos and YouTube, you likely already know how to create a video and post it to YouTube. Mac computers come with iMovie and PCs come with MovieMaker; both are easy to use tools for editing video. You can use a video camera to record your presentation. You don’t need anything fancy; the webcam on your laptop or even your phone will record video appropriate for this project. You could use a screen capture software to record the screen activities of your laptop. Quicktime Pro and Camtasia are solutions you can use for screen capture. Once downloaded and running on your machine, they allow you to record screen activity and save that recording as a movie file. There are many screen capture options available and some of them are either free or come with a free 30-day trial. Here is a web article that reviews 17 different free solutions for capturing your screen. Recording a video with either a camera or screen capture, then editing it with iMovie or MovieMaker is what I would suggest.
Another free screen capture program, not listed at the link above, is Easyvid: http://www.ezvid.com/. It is well worth a look.
If you are not familiar with any of this, you can use PowerPoint to make a movie. Simply produce a slideshow in PowerPoint and record narration/timing in the slideshow settings. When you save the file, save it “as a movie”. This will create your movie file.
Uploading your presentation to YouTube is also fairly simple. If you do not have a YouTube account, it is free and simple to set up. All you need is an email address. In fact, if you have a Gmail account, you already have a YouTube account. Go to Youtube.com and register for a free account. Once you sign in, there will be an “Upload” button at the center top of your screen. Click upload and locate the movie file you saved. Be sure, in your YouTube settings, to make the movie either “Public” or “Unlisted”… No one but you will be able to see a movie that is set to “Private”. Once the movie is uploaded, navigate to it and copy the link in the address bar. Post the link to your presentation in the Team Presentation folder.
If you have trouble with any of this, there are many videos on YouTube and other tutorials on the Internet that will give you great ideas. Have fun with this assignment and be creative. You are not limited to just making a movie and posting it to YouTube. You may want to try an interesting presentation tool called Prezi. This tool allows you to create very fun, interesting, online presentations. You can even invite collaborators to create your Prezis with you. Check out the site and I encourage you to look for new and different ways to present your ideas. You can give your 10 – 15-minute presentation in any creative way you can think of.