Impact of Federal Funding Letter

Understanding public funding is an important aspect when managing operations for a health care organization. Your ability to analyze how state and federal health care policies and funding affect health care organizations and consumers is crucial to its success in the marketplace. As a manager, especially one involved with overseeing operations, you will need to understand and apply this information regularly.


Select a health care organization with which you work or are familiar.


Download the report “Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026” from the Congressional Budget Office website.


Read Ch. 5 of the report.


Select one of the health options listed.


Assume you are the chief operating officer responsible for managing all operations of your selected health care organization.


You recently received an email detailing the impact of the proposed options for reducing the federal deficit from the Congressional Budget Office. You are directed to the document from the website: Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026.


After reviewing the Health Care Options in Chapter 5, you determine that one of the options will have a major impact on your organization.


You have decided to write a letter to the editor of your professional association to reach its membership. Your purpose in sharing your opinion is to influence others in the industry, and provide useful information for those in similar situations, facing challenges from regulatory changes that will impact their operations.


Write a 750- to 1,000-word letter to the editor of a professional organization for its website, written for distribution to its membership, which includes your peers.


Include the following in your letter:

  • A summary of your chosen specific option and why it is relevant for your organization
  • Why you are writing to this specific professional organization
  • The impact of your selected option on your facility and similar facility types
  • A summary of the proposed changes you intend to make to your organization or service that may help to decrease the negative impact that this proposed rule will likely have.


Cite 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).

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