2011 Essay Topic:
In March 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). There has been extensive debate over the law and Americans remain divided about what lawmakers should do going forward. Some favor expansion of the law, some want to leave it as is and focus on implementation, and some want to repeal parts of or the entire law.
You’ve just been hired as a health aide to member of Congress (choose one) who has asked you to prepare a memo summarizing what the next steps should be on health reform. In 1,000 words or less, please explain and justify your recommendations, identify major challenges, and discuss how they could be addressed.