Federalism in U.S. Healthcare
FEDERALISM IN U.S. HEALTHCARE 5
Federalismin U.S. Healthcare
Federalismin U.S. Healthcare
Healthcareis a critical element that should be handled with a lot of care, boththe branches of government must work together to ensure they improvehealthcare especially for women. Due to the effort being made by thegovernment they have formulated and implemented women’s healthcarepolicy as a measure to improve care for women.
Women’sHealth Care Policy and Role of Executive Branch
Theexecutive arm in the United States is composed of the following: thepresident, vice president, and the cabinet. This executive office hasa significant role in health care policy for women. Similarly, theexecutive arm of government has a duty to improve on women’s healthcare policy by involving agencies who are concerned with health andsocial policy (Camillo,2016).Similarly, the executive has a responsibility to analyze all data,evidence, and reasoning that can help to formulate a sound healthpolicy for women. Additionally, the executive has a duty on women’shealth care policy since they are focused in shaping, expanding,developing the policy through rulemaking, executive orders, andinterpretive guidance(Camillo, 2016).
Influenceof Executive Office on healthcare
Theexecutive arm of government has a significant impact on the healthstatus of women in the U.S. The executive has influenced the healthof women by spending an enormous amount of per capita on health ascompared to any other country. Similarly, the executive hasinfluenced women health through the establishment of Medicare andMedicaid that gives women opportunity to access insurance coverage.Additionally, through the establishment of policy and regulations,the executive has managed to eliminate barriers that prevent womenfrom venerable region to access health service. Through the policy,the government can provide care to women throughout their life span(Zhu & Wright, 2016).
Changeof Influence over Time
Theinfluence that the executive office of the government has on women’shealth in the United States has evolved over time due to differentpolicy and regulations that are formulated. First, the executive hasfailed to follow sound scientific recommendations to enable them tocreate a healthy policy that is all-inclusive and has all thebenefits of the best rigorous and research assessment. As a result,the influence has changed because the administration has rejected orignored the advice of scientific and policy commissions. This factorhas also led to a considerable swing in health policy from oneadministration to another(Teitelbaum & Wilensky, 2016).
Branchof Government with the Leading Role in Women’s Healthcare
Thereare three branches of government: the executive, the legislature andthe judiciary and all of them have a considerable role in women’shealthcare. The roles they play differ from one branch to anotherregarding magnitude (Zhu& Wright, 2016).Therefore, the executive branch of government has the largest role inwomen’s healthcare because they have the powers to expand,restructure, and create women’s health care policy throughexecutive orders. In most cases, the other two branches ofgovernment: judiciary and legislature are responsible for theexecutive arm of government (Zhu& Wright, 2016).
Levelof Government with the Biggest Role in Women’s Healthcare
Thereare three levels of government in the United States namely local,state and federal. Local government governs towns, cities, andcounties while the state rule over the states and the federalgovernment rules the country as a whole. All these level ofgovernment have a role that they play mainly in women’s healthcare.Hence, the states should have the largest role in the women’shealthcare since different states have varied understanding andperception as far as women’s health care is concerned (Teitelbaum& Wilensky, 2016).
Women’shealthcare is a critical issue that should be addressed by the threebranch of government and the three level of government should beinvolved in the process. The executive plays a significant duty onwomen’s health due to their executive powers and the states shouldhave the leading role in women’s healthcare since many citizenshave direct contact with local and state government as compared tofederal government.
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Teitelbaum,J. B., & Wilensky, S. E. (2016). Essentialsof health policy and law.Burlington,MA: Jones& Bartlett Publishers.
Zhu,L., & Wright, K. (2016). Why do Americans dislike publicly fundedhealth care? Examining the intersection of race and gender in theideological context. Politics,Groups, and Identities,4(4),618-637.
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