Brainstorming, research of other policy analyses and writing scenarios will help you locate and formulate policy options for resolving a particular issue.Shane Hall is a writer and research analyst with more than 20 years of experience.
Your research on the issue and past policy actions will help you identify policy proposals and create new approaches for addressing the identified problem.
Compare the policy alternatives outlined in the previous step, applying the specified criteria.
Introduce the problem you wish to research and analyze.
Whether the issue is universal health care, improved educational achievement or campaign-finance reform, you should identify a specific issue and articulate why it is important.
Although state reform has worked in some areas, the time needed for broad implementation in states without current initiatives hurts the health of patients.
A federal mandate without significant restrictions, streamlining care and providing consistency between states, will increase access to many people in a short amount of time.
A policy analysis defines the problem or issue at hand, describes its background and provides a balanced assessment of options that policy makers could pursue to resolve the problem.
The paper should conclude with a recommended course of action for policy makers.
Without insurance coverage, costs are spread across a small fraction of the population, increasing per capita rates for treatment and encouraging physicians to favor quicker and cheaper practices that compromise quality of care and raise health care costs.
: With rising usage rates of infertility treatment, along with rising rates of multiple gestation, quick reform is necessary to ensure patients have access to cost-effective, quality care.