Examine a safety net program or legal protection that supports health, analyze the role and adequacy of the program in addressing social determinants of health; promoting population health, and reducing health disparities; and describe the gaps in the program/protection. Choose one of the following: medicaid, supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), unemployment insurance (UI). You should include: 1. Introduce your paper with a general statement about the paper, then a purpose statement. A purpose statement starts with: The purpose of this paper is to discuss…The purpose of this exercise is to examine a safety net program or legal protection that supports health. Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or unemployment insurance — pick one (UI). You need to include the following: 1. Begin your paper’s introduction with a general statement about the paper, then the key elements of what you are going to discuss. This should identify and describe the program/legal protection you will be discussing. 2. Discuss the following: 1) what is the background for this program? How did it come about? 2) what social determinants of health are addressed through this program/protection and how? 3) who is eligible for this program/protection?
3. 1) what are the limitations/gaps in the program/protection? How do these limitations/gaps fail individual members or groups within the population? 2) what can we, as nurses, do to encourage the use of these programs/protections and what can we do if a patient is ineligible? Are there alternatives we can recommend or connections we can facilitate? 4. End the paper with a 3-5 sentence conclusion that summarizes your thoughts. 600 words, APA 7th edition format, include a title page and property formatted references. A minimum of 5 peer-reviewed references. Word document.