Policy Process Part 1

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The Policy Process: Part I
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In the United States, Veteran’s health care at an economical rate is a continuous debate. It is warranted that the health care should improve at a constant rate to uphold the health needs of veterans, new and old. Government has the veterans association (VA) and with all the help it has available for veterans there are still times when that care is not enough. There are so many individuals that are without health care because of one reason for another and it leaves many injured and hurt veterans without the care they need and deserve. Better access to health for veterans, men and women is important since many new problems such as PTSD have become better understood and need more focus and to be better
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Legislative stage is an effective tool in modifying health policy. Prior to presentation of proposed policy to legislations, a draft copy is to be submitted and costs, benefits and funding options must be addressed (World Health Organization, 2004). Legislation will then evaluate the draft of the policy and a decision will be taken. Advocates for the policy making must be notified when dealing with legislation and the need for the policy should be clarified as well as the need for its implementation. The Republicans and Democrats must approve the health legislation for it to be passed by Congress making the legislative stage a complex process (Morone, Litman & Robins, 2008). According to the World Health Organization (2004), the supplest way to make a law is legislation. It is decided by the parliament what the law is and legislation is used to either make a new legal rule or to modify the current legal rules. Funding for the policy is established or revised to improve its efficiency in the legislative stage. Once the policy is passed through legislation, the implementation stage is the last step of the process.
Implementation stage commences after the policy has been approved. Some polices upon reaching the implementation phase will fail as the policy was more costly than budgeted for, hence it is necessary to conduct thorough research before commencing of policy process (Slack, 2011). The rules

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