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Description of the social problem the selected policy addresses

ii Historical context of the policy

(When was the policy passed? What was occurring in the larger economic, political and/or social environment that provided an impetus for passage of the policy?)

iii Provisions of the policy (What did this policy create, change, how and for whom?)

iv Identification of the relevant values of this policy (What does one have to believe in order to support this policy?)

v Outcomes of the policy – has it been successful? Why or why not?

Possible Policy Analysis Paper Topics:

  1. Affordable Care Act (AKA Obama Care)
  2. Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Program (O.A.S.D.I.; originating with the Social Security Act of 1935; commonly called “Social Security.”)
  3. Medicare (created in 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security Act of 1935)
  4. Medicaid (created in 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security Act of 1935)
  5. Unemployment Compensation (part of original Social Security Act of 1935)
  6. Civil Rights Act of 1965 (also known as the “Voting Rights Act”)
  7. Americans with Disabilities Act
  8. Violence Against Women Act