Part 1: Legislation Comparison Grid
Based on the health-related bill (proposed, not enacted) you selected, complete the Legislation Comparison Grid Template. Be sure to address the following:
Determine the legislative intent of the bill you have reviewed.
Identify the proponents/opponents of the bill.
Identify the target populations addressed by the bill.
Where in the process is the bill currently? Is it in hearings or committees?
Is it receiving press coverage?
Part 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement
Based on the health-related bill you selected, develop a 1page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement that addresses the following:
Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your position.
Describe how you would address the opponent to your position. Be specific and provide examples.
Recommend at least one amendment to the bill in support of your position.
Legislation Comparison Grid and Testimony/ Advocacy Statement
|Health-related Bill Name||ACA pre-existing conditions Act|
|Bill Number||Act No. 1144|
|Description||In health care, a pre-existing condition refers to the medical condition an individual may have been suffering from before the health benefits form any insurance coverage went into effect. The Affordable Care Act had a provision that ensured that even pre-existing conditions are covered on the bill, making it more affordable for the affected individual.|
|Federal or State?||This is a federal Bill since it is under scrutiny by the Senate and Congress.|
|Legislative Intent||The legislative xxx for this xxx bill is to xxx and xxx the earlier decision to ensure that pre-existing conditions are covered by the private insurance companies, despite the medical condition affecting the individual. The xxx of this bill are xxx to restore xxx aspects of the xxx ACA conditions and terms. The first being the guaranteed issue, whereby insurers cannot deny an individual a coverage policy based on their health. Secondly, health insurers should not use the individual’s state of health to set their premiums (Glied & Jackson, 2017). Thirdly, xxx insurance xxx cannot deny xxx to individuals who may be suffering from already pre-existing conditions before they signed up for insurance coverage. Lastly, the xxx seeks to ensure that the xxx do not offer xxx or annual xxx while availing the essential health benefits to those who apply for coverage (Eltorai & Eltorai, 2017).|