Policies serve a number of purposes in health care, and they can have wide-ranging effect on what care can be offered and how it is carried out. In this discussion you will research health policies and analyze their influence on the way and degree to which populations have access to health care. In your initial post, address the following. Be sure to follow the requirements for initial postings found in the Faculty Expectations Message (FEM). Identify a minimum of two health care policies that have an influence on access to services. Examples of Web sites to use include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Joint Commission, et cetera. For each health care policy you identified, complete the following: Explain how the policy influences the way in which care is accessed. Explain how the policy influences the amount of access that is available. Suggest one way in which the policy could be adjusted to improve access.