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An analysis of state/local health care reform efforts.
• A description of two key lessons you can take away from state/local health care reform efforts.
• An evaluation of how these lessons might inform health care policy changes taking place at the federal level, if at all.
• An explanation of one reform effort that is considered a benchmark at the local level that in some way reduces health care costs, improves quality, or increases access to health care. Provide the link to the article or website in your post.

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The two important lessons that we can learn from state/local health care reform efforts are the following:
1. States can lead the way to reduce the number of uninsured people. Some state-level efforts have tried to implement strategies which they hope can give lessons for other states and in the federal or national levels. However, the variation among states is making it difficult to solve the problem of 47 million uninsured Americans.
There was a suggestion to expand the coverage of Medicaid and to qualify those with the lowest income to maximize enrollment. There is a need for Medicaid and new public insurance programs to coordinate with each other closely to reduce redundant services ...

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The two key lessons from state/local health care reform efforts described; how they can be used in national level are determined. Examples of state-level health care reform that is considered a benchmark in improving quality are provided. The solution is 466 words with two non-APA references.

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