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Which administrative agency would most likely be responsible for helping you address the healthcare issue you selected? While the Trump administration has a good budget plan for VA’s mental healthcare availability and on combating the opioid epidemic, the administration still made a huge chunk of Medicaid budget cuts on healthcare in general that will cause issues with the 40 percent of adults covered through Medicaid expansion that are people with behavioral health conditions ( Jacobson , 2018) . This does not address mental illness issues as a whole. Mental health services in the U.S. are insufficient despite more than half of Americans (56%) seeking help. Limited options and long waits are the norms, but some bright spots with 76% of Americans now seeing mental health as important as physical health. Obama administration’s goal to expand the workforce and facilities that cater to mental health’s lack of resource is the choice to help address the issues (National Council for Behavioral Health, n.d.). It has been known that the Bush administration’s health reform took a toll on the community and the mentally ill population with all the budget cuts in many areas of healthcare in general. It did not address the issues of mental health. Focusing on pharmacology and major budget cuts on healthcare made the issues worse as individuals could not afford to pay for their mental health services ( Moffit & Schaefer, 2004) . How do you think your selected healthcare issue might get on the agenda for the current and two previous presidents? How does it stay there? Trump administration is high on media exposure. Many believe he has maintained a constant drumbeat of statements attacking Obama’s Affordable Care Act because he has made it a priority to attack his predecessor's legacy and been wanting to erase his name ( Filipovic, 2019) . To effectively propose a healthcare issue and keep it on the agenda Obama plan for overhauling the health-care system stemmed from many uninsured populations. To get a healthcare issue on the agenda, the proposal needs to be endorsed by a person of position such as senators, Congress, or professional group organizations ( Abood, 2007). The mental health issue needs to be incorporated with the need for Since the Bush health reform agenda relied on budget cuts and having the state and private sector coverage for medical insurance, the mental health issue possibly could get into the agenda if the state senators are involved and campaign for it. The aim of Bush healthcare reform was for the mentally ill to be one with society without the stigma © 2018 Laureate Education Inc. 4
needs a great deal of media coverage. The issue needs to be lobbied and constantly heard from the public and media to attain the attention of the administration.

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