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09_HealthCare - Corey Cohen Betz 1/25/10 1. How would you...

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Corey Cohen Betz 1/25/10 1. How would you characterize the relationship between state and federal government? -Despite the increased role of the federal government in the health care field during the 1960’s, overall authority overall authority over health policy remains divided and shared among the national, state, and local governments. -The federal government frequently creates programs with national goals in mind and then delegates the implementation of those programs to the states (i.e. PRORWA, Medicaid, TANF). The states will have some degree of autonomy to implement the program. -This is accentuated by the need to satisfy the demands of a diverse and heterogeneous society. -The state is often a testing ground for policy. 2. Description and aspects of Healthcare politics- -Environment- Congress-Takes place in an environment of a decentralized and fragmented power structure where political power is dispersed among numerous committees and subcommittees in both chambers. This leads to competition among committees. Another consequence of this is bargaining and compromises. Executive-The role of implementing policies approved by Congress. Judiciary-Influence health policymaking and implementation through their
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This note was uploaded on 08/20/2010 for the course PSC 192 taught by Professor Robertbetz during the Spring '10 term at GWU.

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