SOC 320 Week 4 Journal

Reflections on Health-Care Policy_x000D_
For your journal entry, you will explore aspects of your personal experience and/or beliefs regarding significant public policies and what you have learned in your readings. For this journal assignment review the following resources:_x000D_
Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy? (Links to an external site.)_x000D_
Health Reform Hits Main Street: The YouToons Explain the New Health Law. (Links to an external site.)_x000D_
Illustrating Health Care Reform: How Health Insurance Coverage Will Work. (Links to an external site.)_x000D_
As you reflect on these resources, please address the following questions:_x000D_
What are the major current healthcare issues and policies in the United States today?_x000D_
What is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – 2010? How did this policy change the health care system in the United States?_x000D_
Describe one strength and one weakness of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – 2010._x000D_
How are you affected by healthcare policies in the United States? If you are not affected, why not?_x000D_
What were your thoughts on the healthcare system in the United States prior to this week’s readings?_x000D_
How has your perspective been either reinforced or changed now that you are more informed?_x000D_
The purpose of the journal activity is to allow you to thoroughly reflect upon what you have learned during this course, particularly this week, and to provide you with an opportunity to relate this what you have learned this week to your own experiences. The reflective journal is not a formal written assignment. However, you are expected to adhere to conventional rules of grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation while focusing on clearly conveying your thoughts._x000D_

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