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Pennsylvania Healthcare Legislation

Write a letter to your state legislator or a congressperson from your state regarding a national or state health
policy. (See uploaded files)
You may utilize web references provided in the text and/or professional groups such as the American Nurses
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Association (ANA). From the ANA home page, link to the State Government Affairs page and search current
To identify state legislators, access your state’s legislative home page.
To identify members of Congress, visit and enter your home zip code.
Satisfy the following requirements in your assignment:
The letter must express support for a current piece of legislation.
The letter must request a specific appropriate action. Support your “ask” with at least two convincing
Reasons or rationales must be supported explicitly by evidence.
The letter must indicate where the bill is in the legislative process and should demonstrate knowledge of the
policy-making process.
The letter should fit on one (1) page, using a standard letter format.
Address the letter properly to your state legislator or member of Congress (see Step 1 above).
Include with your assignment an additional one-page policy document (a brief) that summarizes your reason or
rationale for support or opposition. Provide a concise overview of your rationale. Reasons/rationales should
indicate the effect of the legislation on healthcare quality, safety, or outcomes and on diverse populations.
Within the brief, include at least two scholarly references, in APA format, that support your position. (Note:
Scholarly references include journal articles and information from reputable websites and may include position
papers from professional organizations.)