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Historically, health policymaking has been a slow yet persistent evolution. The ACA, in spite of its magnitude, is an excellent example of the incremental evolution that characterizes policymaking in the United States. This book provides context and background for understanding the development of today’s health reform legislation.What is modern health policy and why does it matter?
Modern health policy poses complex legal, ethical, and social questions. The goal of health policy is to protect and promote the health of individuals and the community. Government officials can accomplish this objective in ways that respect human rights, including the right to self determination, privacy, and nondiscrimination.Is the proposed policy narrowly focused on the health problem?
Is the proposed policy narrowly focused on the health problem? A decision maker should determine whether a policy is narrowly tailored to address the specific health problem, or whether it is over- or underinclusive. Overbroad policies target a population that is much larger than necessary to achieve the health objective.Which branch of government has the best health policymaking authority?
In many ways, the executive branch of government is in the best position to marshall all of the evidence, data, and reasoning necessary for the formulation of sound health policies.