Pros and Cons of Policy Change Options
Policy Change Options
Three existing policy change options include incremental change, major change, or to do
nothing. An incremental change, like most U.S. health policy change, would occur when
policymakers limit themselves to a small subset of strategies to account for a lack of time or
capacity in a highly complex and resource-intensive decision (Mason, Leavitt, & Chafee,
2014). A major change would include a larger-scale, more radical policy change. Finally,
selecting the option to do nothing means that no change will be made to the policy.
Mason, D., Leavitt, J., & Chaffee, M. (2014). Policy & politics in nursing and healthcare
(6th ed.). St. Louis, MI: Elsevier Saunders.
Explain three pros and three cons for each policy change option relating to your propose
policy change proposal hear below.It is critical that the pros & cons are clearly writing in
an expository manner with just enough information to understand your change.
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Pros and Cons of Policy Change Options
Policy change is the action of changing how a particular task is done. The change can be
incremental, major, or plainlyto do nothing at all.Adopting any of these change options has both
pros and cons, though in varied measures.
Pros for the Option to Do Nothing
By doing nothing, the decision will save money, especially for the organization to carry out the
incorporation of the provision of contraceptives to its employees. An example is when Obama
ignored all the warnings from the medical trusteesabout the Medicare being expensive.
In addition, not to do anything will ensure that organizations do not experience deficits every
year due to supplementary medical insurance trust fund. This could lead to the organizations not
being financially stable.
Moreover, the ‘to do nothing’ will save the future of the organizations. By providing
contraceptives to its employees, the organizations might experience double the debt it already
The ‘not to do anything’ approach will prevent fiscal imbalance in the organization. The
organization will not reduce employees’ salaries in order to provide the contraceptives to every
employee(Mason, Leavitt, &Chafee, 2014).
Cons for the Option to Do Nothing
If nothing is done, the company will not spend any money on offering contraceptives to its
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In addition, the employees will not receive the contraceptives from their employers, hence, not
enjoy complete health insurance cover.
Moreover, the organization will not be able to control the birth rate of its employees, hence,
leading to increase in expenditure.
Pros for Major Change
Major change will ensure that more organizations are adopting the public policy of providing
contraceptives to their employees.
In addition, major change will provide more sensitization to the organization on the relevance of
providing contraceptives to its employees. This will in turn enhance more provision of health
It will also ensure immediate implementation of the public policy, hence, faster provision of the
Cons for major change
Major change will translate to opposition from some of the organizations, which do not have
enough funds to provide each employee with contraceptives as part of their insurance policy.
In addition, it will also mean more expenditure on the part of the government in providing
contraceptives to nonprofit organization.
In addition, it will promote provision of contraceptives to the employees by the organizations
whose interest is not in the provision of such services.
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Pros for Incremental change
When companies adopt the incremental change in implementing the public policy, it will allow
for more time and resources to support the policy of every organization providing contraceptives
to its employees.
In addition, the whole process of providing contraceptives to every employee as part of the
health insurance policy will be very successful in both the profit and nonprofit organizations
Moreover, the organizations will have more time to make adjustments to their budgets to cover
for all the employees. This will ensure no stopping in the whole exercise of providing
contraceptives to its employees.
Cons for incremental change
Incremental change will allow the legislators convenient time to amend the policy to suit all the
organizations in the provision of the health care insurance cover to its employees.
Consequently, incremental change will consume more time in its implementation as compared to
major change and not to do anything change.
In addition, the whole process is very expensive due to many changes from time to time. This
might lead to the whole process of implementation not being very successful (Cauchi, 2014).
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Mason, D., Leavitt, J., & Chaffee, M. (2014). Policy & politics in nursing and healthcare (6th
ed.). St. Louis, MI: Elsevier Saunders.
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