There are dozens of items in the PPACA. Review the document. Choose one specific element of the PPACA (e.g. ‘individual mandate’) that is of interest to you. (NOTE: Choose any issue of interest even if it is not one that has not gained widespread public attention.) Share a brief summary about your selected topic. Use the 3 P’s and the other Kingdon model concepts to guide your analysis
What is the problem that is being addressed?
Describe this solution. Consider the ways compromise and negotiation were involved.
Discuss the stakeholders (support and opposition) who influenced inclusion of this element in the legislation.
Why do you think this element was included in the final legislation? Knowing what you know about “windows of opportunity” and public awareness, are you surprised that this item was included in the final legislation?