American National Government
This is where the introduction for your paper should begin. You should indent the first paragraph and include a hook to draw your reader in and make the topic interesting. Your introduction should also include an overview of the main points you will discuss in your paper and conclude with a concise thesis statement of 25 words or less that clearly summarizes what your paper is about. Please be sure to not refer to the paper in your paper. For example, “In this paper, I will discuss…” is not appropriate for formal writing. Also, your paper should not use words such as I, we, or you. For more suggestions, please read about thesis statements on our Ashford Writing Center website: Thesis Statements. Your introduction should be at least ½ a page in length. Your paper must utilize the eight scholarly resources on the reference page ONLY.
Your paper should include the four main headings as outlined in this template. It is vital, in order to fully meet the expectations for this paper, that you support your arguments utilizing scholarly sources. Be sure to summarize, paraphrase, and include in-text citations. You must properly cite all additional resources with in-text APA formatted citations and an APA reference list in order to avoid plagiarism. No more than 10% of your paper should be direct quotations. Each heading/topic should be a a minimum of 1 to 1.5 pages in length. It is important to include transitions and more deeply reflect and expand on the material from each week.
Checks and Balances
Your second section should focus on the checks and balances that are involved within the policy you have selected. heading/topic should be a a minimum of 1 to 1.5 pages in length
Public Policy, Elections, and Media
The third section of your final paper should focus on how the policy relates to public policy, elections, and is portrayed by the media. Each paragraph of your assignment should be clear and easy to follow. Ashford has several valuable resources to help you write a strong paragraph, such as How to Write a Good Paragraph page and the Integrating Research tutorial. heading/topic should be a a minimum of 1 to 1.5 pages in length
Voting and the Election Process
The fourth section of your paper should focus on how the policy is impacted by voting and the election process. In addition to being well-written, each paragraph should include an in-text citation for all information summarized, paraphrased, or quoted from outside sources. The Ashford Writing Center provides many resources to help you follow correct citation style (primarily APA) and gives lessons and examples of how to paraphrase and cite sources. The Introduction to APA page is a good place to start. heading/topic should be a a minimum of 1 to 1.5 pages in length
Your paper should conclude with a review of your main points and a review of your thesis. The conclusion should not introduce any points that have not already been addressed in the main body of the paper. heading/topic should be a a minimum of 1 to 1.5 pages in length. This is an opportunity to solidify your ideas for the reader and leave a lasting impression.Remember to start your references on a new page. Space down until References is as the top of the final page of your paper. References
Your paper must utilize the eight scholarly resources below.
Burkhauser, R. V., Larrimore, J., & Simon, K. (2013). Measuring the impact of valuing health insurance on levels and trends in inequality and how the Affordable Care Act of 2010 could affect them. Contemporary Economic Policy,31(4), 779-794. Retrieved From https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2012.00336.x
Cooper, R. W., & Gardner, L. A. (2016). Extensive Changes and Major Challenges Encountered in Health Insurance Markets under the Affordable Care Act. Journal of Financial Service Professionals, 70(5). Retrieved From https://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&authtype=crawler&jrnl=15371816&AN=117675169&h=HHBE6iENmp%2ftW4fvxb82oCVWGBBeYPwg2U5l51ZWA3Yt8QSYXNmAA9rek%2b02ieN38HjeQ7g2%2buXQu5MtQ%2bMdgQ%3d%3d&crl=c&resultNs=AdminWebAuth&resultLocal=ErrCrlNotAuth&crlhashurl=login.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26profile%3dehost%26scope%3dsite%26authtype%3dcrawler%26jrnl%3d15371816%26AN%3d117675169
Hester, R. D. (2017). The successful innovations of the Affordable Care Act 2010. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 6(1), 18. Retrieved From https://innovation-entrepreneurship.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13731-017-0076-x
Martin, E. J. (2015). Healthcare policy legislation and administration: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Journal of Health and Human Services Adminstration 407-411. Retrieved From
Pigoga, J., Kibria, F., Pinilla, M., Bicki, A., Joseph, V., & De Groot, A. S. (2015). Barriers to health insurance pre-and post-Affordable Care Act implementation in Providence, RI. Rhode Island Medical Journal, 98(12), 35. Retrieved From http://www.rimed.org/rimedicaljournal/2015/12/2015-12-35-cont-pigoga.pdf
Shi, Q., Nellans, F. P., & Shi, L. (2015). Affordable Care Act and diabetes mellitus. Current diabetes reports, 15(12), 106. Retrieved From https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11892-015-0679-1
Sparer, M. S. (2011). Federalism and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: The founding fathers would not be surprised. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law,36(3), 461-468. Retrieved From http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.830.1469&rep=rep1&type=pdf