Longest36603a - HSA 366 Session 3 Context Process of Health...

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HSA 366 Session 3 Context & Process of Health Policy-making
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Context of Health Policy-Making Health Policies are Developed Through an Established Process of Public Policymaking Each Level of Government (Federal, State, Local) has a Parallel Process Health Policies Influence and are Influenced by Other Policies
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Demanders of Health Policies Seek Policies That Satisfy Their Goals Ideally the public, & professionals are demanders Public is the Ultimate Demander of Health Policies BUT Individual Citizens participate in demanding health policies to a SMALL degree Individuals transfer their policy demands to interest groups
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Major Demanders of Health Policy 1. Health Interest Groups 3. Public
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Interest Groups in the Political Marketplace Interest Groups Arise from Groups of People Interested in Particular Benefits or Issues Right to Organize Such Groups Granted by and Protected by U.S. Constitution Interest Groups play VERY active role in Public Policymaking
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2 Perspectives on Interest Group Involvement Pluralist Perspective Elitist Perspective Pluralist Perspective  Elitist Perspective
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Pluralist Perspective The multitude of Interest Groups in US allows Everyone’s Interest(s) to be represented by One Group or Another Examples: American Hospital Assoc. AMA AARP
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Pluralist Perspective The Multitude of Interest Groups in U.S. Allows Everyone’s Interest(s) to be Represented by One or Other . . . . Therefore . . . . The Large Variety of Interest Groups Compete with and Counterbalance Each Other in Political Marketplace
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Pluralist Perspective Interest Groups Provide Linkage b/w People and Government
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