nalyzing a social policy issue which i chose medicaid. it has to be 3000 words single spaced. Your papers should discuss the origins of your chosen program, including the justification for why it was created, describe any changes or expansions over time, and also discuss how the program has been changed by retrenchment efforts. my teacher also said he is not looking for an encyclopedic summary, however. You should always focus on discussing your program through a sociological perspective. Your paper should synthesize the information from the course readings with any outside materials you deem appropriate to help understand the evolution of your chosen policy.