The policy making process is not free from politics (far from it). That is, certain groups and individuals from the public and private sectors may exert an influence on the type of legislation that emerges from the policy making process. While healthcare policy does not in itself represent the best interests of any one entity, the ultimate goal of healthcare policy should be to enhance quality, increase access, and reduce costs. Consider for example, while the implementation of the PPACA may have opened up previously inaccessible healthcare services, the new mandate also requires employers and healthcare providers to become even more cost conscious given the downward pressure on reimbursement rates and employer coverage requirements. While the mandate opened up channels for consumers of health to obtain access, it similarly inhibited certain providers to maximize the services such access could provide.
- Explain how employers and healthcare providers influence healthcare expenditures and the impact on population health.
- Explain how the government influences healthcare expenditures and the impact on population health.
she would ask is whether this bill goes against the idea of popular sovereignty because the people of the state are granted no say in the lawmaking process in determining who is allowed to conceal and carry in their state. She would also ask: since the 10th amendment gives the states the power of policing, and maintaining the welfare and safety of its citizens, isn’t this law unconstitutional as it takes this privilege away from the individual states? Regulation from individual states are rendered useless when others are able to negate such specifications and receive conceal and carry licenses from other states with little to no monitoring. Does this law just give the legislative power to the state that has the fewest regulations on conceal and carry? While many Republicans might cite the Second Amendment as the justification on why states should permit conceal and carry licenses to be valid in every state since it gives the “right to bear arms,” nowhere in the Second Amendment does it prevent states from setting standards on who can conceal a handgun, nor does it prevent the state from executing these regulations on residents and non-residents alike. If one must retake medical certification exams as well as legal certification tests to begin working in another state shouldn’t the same logic roll over to guns? If a gun is a weapon with the capacity to kill, shouldn’t the safety training course be mandated across state lines if one needs to take another test if they want to be an orthodontist? It seems that the priorities of the American legislative branch are more about regulating those who save lives and better lives instead of preventing the lives from being lost in the first plac>GET ANSWER