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Running Head: CURRENT HEALTHCARE POLICIES AND IMPACT CURRENT HEALTHCARE POLICIES AND IMPACT (Name) (University) (Course) (Tutor) (Date) Introduction A number of healthcare bills have been introduced in the modern times across nations. In the United States, some of these new legislative bills have sought to implement reforms in the healthcare industry as they seek to protect public welfare in the modern times.


Analysis of the Healthcare Bill 2012 As earlier mentioned, the Healthcare Bill 2012 is one of the newly introduced healthcare legislative bills in the United States. It creates the Mississippi Smoke free Air act of 2012 by restricting the smoking in public areas such as workplaces, restaurants, bar, and gaming sites. This is in the sense that the bill prohibits people to smoke in any enclosed public areas and places of employment. In addition, it also restricts smoking within twenty feet of building entrances and windows, public commuting areas, in arenas, stadiums, amphitheatres, amusement parks, zoos, playgrounds, and recreational parks (Abood, 2007). However, the bill acknowledges that smokers are citizens and deserve to be treated as such. Therefore, it allows for the set of designated areas in these above-mentioned public places where smokers are allowed to do whatever they wish. According to Wolf (2001), although there are designated smoking areas for smokers in public places, these regions must be designed in a way that they follow the rule of the law. This is in the sense that they are at least 20 feet away from people seating sites and areas for playing and sports. ...
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