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HMS 102 Policy & Politics - Roffle - Fall 2020

This course guide provides resources to complete course assignments. It also provides resources to find elected officials and to learn more about legislation, policy, and advocacy.

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Missouri Primary Election: August 4, 2020: By a slim 53% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election, Missouri joins 37 other states and will expand Medicaid. Of Missouri’s 114 counties, 105 voted against adding another 230,000 low-income adults to government-funded healthcare.

Policy Analysis Research Assignment

Policy Analysis – Research Paper (200 pts)   

Students will be required to research and analyze the passage of Missouri’s expansion of Medicaid on August 4, 2020.  Students should research why the state initially did not expand the Medicaid program and how/why an initiative to support passage of expansion of the Medicaid program was approved on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.   

Then, state if you support or oppose Medicaid expansion and provide a rationale for why they support or oppose

The analysis paper should answer the following questions:  

  • Will it negatively impact or benefit the economy of Missouri?  
  • What particular population(s), businesses/entities, if any, will be affected by the expansion of Medicaid and what is the potential outcome that the expansion will  have on you, your family, neighborhood/community, the STLCC College Community and give current statistics relative to those who may be impacted. 
  •  The analysis MUST be typed using APA format. (use the APA Citation Help page on this Guide)
  • Papers should be between 5-7 content pages (title page and citation pages are NOT to be counted as part of the 5-7 content pages).
  • I ask that student please use verifiable/creditable sources. 
  • Your analysis should NOT be based purely on personal beliefs or feelings.  

Due 11:59 PM (CST) on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.  

Fact Check Medicaid Expansion Statements

Policy Issue Fact Check websites

Balanced information on public policy issues and other hotly debated topics.

Databases to use to find articles

Tip: Start with a general search for medicaid expansion to deepen your understanding of the topic. 

Keyword search examples:     Medicaid expansion and Missouri        /       debate and "medicaid expansion" and impact

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While anyone can use the STLCC library databases on campus, only current students, faculty, and staff may use the databases off-campus.

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000