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MGMT 520 Week 2 Assignment Name: Vaibhavi Patel 1. An administrative agency that I have chosen is US Department of Veteran Affairs Interest: I have a interest in this agency because my friend’s brother is soon to retire from the military and will be a veteran. He will be using a Veteran Affairs facility and being prescribed medication as well. Effect of regulation: This will affect his family financially once my friend’s brother retires because his income will decrease, but his prescription co- pay will increase. He currently has no co-pay for his prescriptions, but if he had, it would be substantial. 2. This proposal will increase the costs of the co-payment that some veterans pay for outpatient prescriptions. Some veterans will be excluded from the proposal, but most will be affected because they don’t meet the exclusion requirements. 3. My comment is that because of the decrease in pay an active duty service member experiences when transitioning to a retired veteran, no part of healthcare costs should be increased, especially prescription costs. Many active duty members are forced to retire due to injuries sustained while on a tour of duty or in a war. They may be disabled and not able to work, or have psychiatric and mental conditions, such as PTSD (Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder). These soldiers return to our nation requiring an
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