Regardless of political affiliation, individuals often grow concerned when considering

 

Regardless of political affiliation, individuals often grow concerned  when considering perceived competing interests of government and their  impact on topics of interest to them. The realm of healthcare is no  different. Some people feel that local, state, and federal policies and  legislation can be either helped or hindered by interests other than the  benefit to society.

Consider for example that the number one job of a legislator is to  be reelected. Cost can be measured in votes as well as dollars. Thus,  it is important to consider the legislator’s perspective on either  promoting or not promoting a certain initiative in the political  landscape.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and reflect on efforts to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Consider who benefits the most when policy is developed and in the context of policy implementation.