Approaches to law

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Approaches to law: 1. Regulative      - protect from happening by preventing 2. Civil Litigation      - sue for damages after the fact --> Both approaches are used 3. Use the gov's power as a buyer --> order people to do things Large scale buyer of goods and services     Ex) ordering 100 million packets of tuna noodle casserole for armed forces Govs have requirements on the goods it buys Ex) anyone who wants to be a vendor for the defense dept has to pay their employees  $7.15/hr (above minimum wage) Medicare  - developed by congress in 1965 Gov can force a hosp to participate in Medicare No hosp is required to participate Long list of requirements for hosps are imposed by gov (some of these things have  nothing to do with pts on Medicare)   EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) - hosps are required to take  care of pts in certain emergency situation despite the pts ability to pay
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  • Fall '07
  • DeanHarris
  • Health care in the United States, Physical trauma, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, Medicare pts

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