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HSA 366 Temple Exam 1
Concept Check Questions
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*Structurally and operationally, the healthcare market works very much like a freely competitive economic market
Only the legislative branch of government makes health policy.
Healthcare disparities are best described as
differences in variables such as access, insurance, coverage, and quality of services received.
Primary responsibility for implementation of public laws rests with which government branch?
Public policies can be defined as
none of the answer choices
*A policy described as "allocative":
seeks to distribute goods and resources to one group at the expense of others.
Health policies affect health through an intervening set of variables called
Compared to other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, the US:
spends considerably more on health and healthcare.
Policies can take the form of laws, rules, implementation decisions, and judicial decisions.
Policies usually fall within one or two basic categories:
allocative or regulatory
The president vetoes and bill that has passed in both the House and Senate. Which of the following could happen next?
Congress can override the veto with a majority vote in each chamber.
How many years are the terms for members of the House of Representatives and Senate?
Two years for the House, six years for the Senate.
Federal judges, who are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, hold their office for:
life tenure, or until they resign, die, or are impeached and convicted by Congress.
A bill is:
a piece of proposed legislation
Which statement most accurately describes the pluralist and/or elitist perspectives on interest groups?
An elitist perspective holds that a small portion of the population controls the nation's key institutions and most of its wealth.
Cases that are decided by the Supreme Court:
cannot be appealed.
The demanders of health policies can include:
In the US, health policy is made at which of these levels of government?
All three levels
Unlike decision makers in economic markets, decision makers in policy markets:
are more likely to base decisions on immediate costs and benefits.
In the US, each state is a sovereign government unto itself.
The "grant-in-aid" approach...
is a way for the federal government to get the states to act in particular ways.
Which of the following characterizes the era of "cooperative federalism"?
- enactment of the Hill-Burton legislation
- enactment of Social Security Act of 1935
- Grant-in-Aid approach
The Social Security Act is the legislative foundation for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program, and parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Which of the following is not a power delegated to the federal government in the Constitution?
Power to establish public schools
States are permitted to devise variations in how they administer Medicaid...
only with the issurance of a federal waiver.
In the US, the term "federalism" means
the federal and state governments are different sovereign powers that govern the same people but with different responsibilities.
Which of the following is not a power left to the state governments in the Constitution?
Power to regulate interstate commerce
Which of the following is not an area of federal legislative interest?
Licensure of long-term care facilities
States can get waivers from the federal government to modify their Medicaid programs.
The Food and Drug Administration has primary responsibility for:
ensuring the safety of the public with regard to the efficacy of prescription drugs.
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