By adding these coverage options it will help reduce the amount of cost spent on treating the patients who suffer from conditions caused by these issues (Koh & Sebelius, 2010). Another revision of the reform is a both a benefit to providers and patients. The reform is focusing on quality not quantity and providers who practice quality health care will be rewarded for such practices. This changes how providers will conduct their daily operations and it will make an impact on health care because there will be a lot more patients. More patients equal more appointments which means it will be harder to get appointments, so the focus will be about maintaining the patient’s health and the quality of the appointment not the amount of patients seen (Cutler, Davis, & Stremikis, 2010). Legislative versus Institutional Policies in Health Care. The legislative policies are legislative acts that take priority over common policies. These acts are governed by the federal government not by state government (Harris, 2014). From a legislative perspective the style of administration depicts that the health care organizations and providers are a reflection of the legislative policy. “As an extension of the legislature, a major aspect of the administrative function is to implement the law through the process of rulemaking. Administrative powers delegated by the legislative
4 branch are distinct from executive powers that represent the government as a whole” (Reed & Meyer, 2004, para. 24). Influence of Politics on Health Care Regulations, Laws, and Policies . Politics has an important part in health care and how it effects health care regulations. Although the health care reform is a federal law the articles that the reform is comprised of comes from the states. The Democrats and Republican who hold seats are responsible for voting for new laws that they want the President to approve. If the vote would have gone the other direction, the health care reform would not have existed. When the Democrats and Republicans battle each other during the election period they make promises to change things regarding health care that they feel will strengthen health care and reduce spending. Each party has their own definition of how to solve these issues but it is the majority vote that usually wins. A good example of how politics impacts health care is our current President Barack Obama. When he signed off on the health care reform in 2010, if it had not made the changes he promised and shown the progression it did he possibly would not have been re-elected as President in 2012. The elections hold the destiny of health care in its hands (Scott, 2012). Role and Impact of Governmental and Non-Governmental Regulatory Agencies. Governmental and non-governmental regulatory agencies play an important role in health care. There are many different regulatory agencies at state, local and federal levels. These agencies are the ones that help create, regulate, decree and expedite these laws and ensure they are substantial and beneficial. These agencies must regulate and supervise health care organizations and those who work in the health care field. They must ensure the organization is safe for the patient, allocate funds and make sure the organization and providers are providing a quality service.
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