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This article describes the role of government in the health care system and the factors and forces that determine how that role is played. It examines the application of theories of political economy drawn from both economics and political science to this sector. It discusses the implications of these theories for political choices including interest groups, voting behavior, and institutions. Governments play several roles in the health care system and focus on four broad categories of government action in health care markets, linked to corresponding market failures, namely, health care as a merit good; information gaps; infrastructure as a public good; and externalities. It explores the relevance of this literature to the health domain, and confirms the powerful influence of politics on the shape of the health system. Keywords: health care system , political economy , government action , health domain , voting behavior. Sherry Glied, Ph.
As another U. In recent elections, for better or worse, health care and its delivery has entered that realm. This is just one among a growing number of health care—related issues being tossed around the political arena, and health care is a top priority for the U. With so many health issues being politicized today, health care providers are finding themselves thrust into the tense world of politics and policy. ASH Clinical News recently spoke with several physicians about the overlap of health care and politics and the roles politics and public policy play both inside and outside of the exam room. The era of politicized health care seems to have shifted into high gear in , when the ACA was enacted. Since then, health care delivery and national politics have become inseparable.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. 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. Numerous papers have addressed the question, What is sound health policy?
Share this page. Follow Ballotpedia. The aim of the law was to expand health insurance coverage to all Americans and to curb healthcare spending and costs. The reforms primarily affect the insurance industry and have been implemented incrementally beginning in the year of the law's passage, Proponents of the reforms have said they will lower costs and improve access to healthcare, while opponents have said the legislation will increase costs and lower the quality of healthcare delivery.
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