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Longest36617a - HSA 366 Session 17 Health Interest Groups...

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HSA 366 Session 17 Health Interest Groups
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Interest Groups Interest group=  Group of individuals, professionals, or orgs  w/ some type of common public policy  interest “official Interest Groups” must be  registered as such w/ government
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Interest Groups Mission :  Within the Political and  Policymaking Environment To address the Common Focused  Needs of their constituent Members Actions :   Based on Their  Resources Tactical vs. Strategic Actions
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Tactical Actions  of  Interest Groups Fairly Narrow, Short-range  activities Pursuit of Specific Policy Goals Providing Political Contributions to  support stance
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Examples of  Tactical Actions Supporting Senate Bill to increase  Medicare Reimbursement for Home  Health Agencies Defeat a Specific bill that regulates 
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Strategic Actions  of  Interest Groups Long-Range   Strategic  Activities Tied to Core Goals/ Values of  Interest group
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Examples of  Strategic Actions Develop coalition of policymaker to  oppose all forms of abortion Oppose any Gun Control Legislation  (NRA) Elect more congressional candidates to  support national health insurance
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 of  Action Decisions Whether to Lobby at All Lobbying Costs Resources Where to concentrate  Group’s Actions Senate/Congress/President/Agencies/Public? Whether to Work /  Collaborate  with Other  Groups Collaborations are not set  What are top priorities to act on? How broadly to address an issue
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