Describe a current health care policy designed to address health care disparities in women.

For the Session Long Project we will explore economics of health care policies from the standpoint of the health care manager.

For the second component of the Session Long Project, please write a position paper addressing women’s health care issues as follows:

Describe a current health care policy designed to address health care disparities in women. Based on information from various articles on women’s health, has this policy met its stated objectives? Why or why not? Are there any disadvantages or limitations of this policy? How can these issues be overcome?

ALP Assignment Expectations

You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment  3-5 REFERENCES. Please limit your response to 2–3 pages.

Module 2 – Background

Women’s Health

The following articles/readings will provide great insight into Women’s Health from a policy perspective. You should have a comfortable understanding of the material before your proceed to further research and the case assignment.

Required Readings

Satanical, A. (2007). Women’s health policy: Are the times really a-changing? Women’s Health Issues, 17, 274-276.

Manikin, B., Had dad, S., & Potting, L. (2012). Measuring women’s perceived ability to overcome barriers to healthcare seeking in Burkina Faso. BIC Public Health, 12(1), 147. dpi:

Washington, D., Bean-Bayberry, B., Propeller, D., & Nano, E. (2011). Access to care for women veterans: Delayed healthcare and unmet need. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26, 655-61. dpi:

Additional Readings (Optional)

Parish, S., & Ellison-Martin, M. (2007). Health-care access of women medicaid recipients: evidence of disability-based disparities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 18(2), 109-116.

Trivet, A., Paderewski, W., & Ania, J. (2008). Effect of cost sharing on screening mammography in medicare health plans. The New England Journal of Medicine. 358(4), 375.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2008). Women’s Health. Retrieved from

National Partnership for Women & Families. Research library. Retrieved from

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (2008). Women’s Health Policy. Retrieved from

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