ANAs current legislation or state-level policies

ANA’s current legislation or state-level policies

ANA’s current legislation or state-level policies

In this discussion, you will report on ANA’s current legislation or state-level policies or bills that focus on reducing health disparities in your state.

Using the information you gathered from your state legislative research for the first study of this unit, report on an established policy or a proposed bill being considered in legislature that would in some way impact health disparities nationally or in your state.

  • In your description of the bill or policy, identify the target populations, the health problem focus (such as the uninsured, quality of health care, health care access, or health care costs), and how the bill or policy intends to reduce health disparities.
  • Next, apply the ethics of care analysis model to this policy or bill. In your analysis of your selected health care policy or bill consider its:

    • Attentiveness.
    • Responsibility.
    • Competence.
    • Responsiveness.
    • Power relations between those in need of care and those providing care (both the institutions and its individual members).
    • Ability to provide comprehensive care.
  • Finally, discuss how well your selected policy or bill aligns with the ANA’s position on health system reform.

Your initial post is to be about 150 words, referenced with at least one APA formatted reference.


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.