HA545 Kaplan Essay
HA545- Health Policy
The purpose of this essay is to discuss Medicare Part D, as well as the influence of the various interest groups and governmental entities during this process. This essay will discuss both the policy process and the policy environment (the key players involved and other circumstances that shaped this policy-making effort), how stakeholder groups influenced the final outcome of Medicare Part D legislation, the specific strategies and tools that were used most effectively, and if the fact that Medicare Part D passed corresponds with my understanding of policy and politics.
Medicare Part D, also called the Medicare …show more content…
The first method is direct mail could be a letter with detailed information about Part D, a brochure with information and suggestions for further action, or a simple postcard offering further assistance. Because CMS and SSA are sending out letters, there is some concern about adding to the volume of mail enrollees are going to receive during the coming months. Enrollees may not pay attention to mail, especially if it's hard to understand. Mailing address information in state Medicaid files is often inaccurate. Finally, literacy and language barriers must be considered. Direct mail campaigns will