The Policy Process

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The Policy Process HCS/455 05/28/13 Jay Littleton The Policy Process In today’s health care system it is constantly improving and changing, due to the demands of the health care system. For this to happen new policies must be created or even improving old policies. Congress is involved in the process of policy making; including three stages such as foundation stage, legislative stage, and implementation stage. When a health care topic is in process of becoming a policy it hopes to reach a desired outcome to have a positive effect on people. In the policy making model it has its strengths and limitations. Its strength is the reduction of complexity of policy making to manageable. The…show more content…
Politics can determine if Americans would have health care insurance or even if our country will be in debt. If the health care reform was repealed that would out 32 million from having health care coverage but because of the reform those 32 million will gain coverage under the law. With two main different political parties they debate on the health care policy topic. The upcoming debates in the House have impact on health care policy in the United States. “Of all the problems with the current health care system, perhaps the most insidious is that the system is fueled by special interest groups” (Daily Finance, 2009). The special interest groups all want to put their hands in the pot. They pay large sums of money to try to convince legislators to draft legislation in their favor. Sooner or later they will need to agree on a solution or else the cost will continue to rise but the quality of care will fall. Special interest groups can determine the health care development. They play nice so they can be involved in health care reform discussions but in the 1990’s they ended Hilary Clinton’s health care reform. Special interest groups want what’s best for them and benefits them in the end. For example the health insurance company’s profits increased 428 percent from 2000 to 2007. It is reported that the
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