Policy Formulation Development Of Legislation

Policy Formulation

As noted in the previous chapter, the formulation phase of health policymaking includes two distinct and sequentially related parts agenda setting and legislation development. This chapter, which focuses on the development of legislation, is a companion to the previous chapter in which the agenda-setting aspect of policy formulation was the focus. Policy formulation can be fully appreciated only through the combination of the various activities associated with agenda setting and legislation...

Health Policy and Health Related Interest Groups

Health services and secondary provider organizations, as discussed in the previous section, are not the only entities with health policy concerns and interests. A wide variety of health-related interest groups, including some that are consumer based or that are organized around individual health practitioner memberships, exist because of the collective interests of their individual or organizational members in health policymaking and the resulting health policies. As will be discussed more...

Modification in the Policy Implementation Phase

Modification ofpolicies in the implementation phase occurs in both rulemak-ing and in the operation of policies. Recall from the discussion in Chapters 7 and 8 that policy implementation entails these two distinct and sequentially related sets of activities in which policymakers, and those who would influence their decisions and actions, engage. Feedback from the consequences of formulated and implemented policies can also stimulate the modification of policies in the implementation phase, at...

The Demanders of Health Policies

Broadly, the demanders of health policies can include anyone who considers such policies to be relevant to the pursuit of health for themselves or others about whom they care or who considers such policies to be a means to some other desired end, such as economic advantage. It is these desired ends of enhanced health or other advantages that motivate the participation of demanders in political markets, just as desired ends motivate participation in economic markets. For individuals, however,...