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HSA 366 Temple Exam 2
Concept Check Questions
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Evaluating, designing, operating, and rulemaking are all elements of which policymaking phase?
A framework is typically more specific than a theory.
The 3 phases of poliymaking are
formulation, implementation, and modification
The departments and agencies responsible for most federal policy implementation are components of the
At which point do the decisions made in policymaking become final?
Never; there is always the potential to change policies
The policymaking process model presented in this book is most heavily influenced by which theory or framework?
Stages heuristic framework
If the House and Senate fail to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of a bill, then
the bill effectively dies.
If a president vetoes a bill, Congress can override the veto
with a 2/3s vote in both the House and Senate
What marks the transition from policy formulation to policy implementation in the policymaking process?
enactment of legislation
Policy formulation includes setting the policy agenda and developing legislation
Which political circumstances most facilitated the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010?
the same party was in control of the executive branch and both chambers of Congress
Presidents typically leave establishing the policy agenda strictly to the legislative branch of government
An interest group formed by healthcare providers and another group formed by consumers would likely have similar health policy objectives
According to one theory (Price 1978), the incentive for legislators to intervene in problems or issues is greatest when
salience is high and conflict is low
What is the purpose of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which was created by the Affordable Care Act as a new center within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services?
to test and implement innovative payment and delivery models
Agenda setting occurs during which phase of policymaking?
Which of these tactics is/are used by interest groups to influence policy?
All of the answers:
- shaping public opinion
What is the greatest difference between the criteria used by those evaluating private versus public policy solutions?
sensitivity to politics and the public at large
The Affordable Care Act established the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to Congress for
achieving specific Medicare spending reductions if costs exceed a target growth rate
Public opinion of the Affordable Care Act
has been high throughout the course of the policymaking process
The president's central role in the passing of a federal budget each year is to
submit a budget request to Congress each year to initiate the process
Proposed legislation could be introduced in which of the following forms?
All of the answers:
- concurrent resolution
- joint resolution
- simple resolution
Which is not a step in legislation development?
Introduction by anyone interested in a particular bill
The complete compilation of all the US laws, which is published every 6 years, is called the
An "executive communication," which typically takes the form of a letter, can best be described as
communication from the president's cabinet, the head of an agency, or the president to the members of the legislative branch
How many congressional committees are devoted exclusively to health?
A proposal that is not enacted by the end of the congressional session in which it was introduced
will die and must be reintroduced during the next session to be considered further
Which type of committee is established to resolve differences between the versions of a bill passed in the House and the Senate?
Some bills are so complex that they may be simultaneously assigned to more than one congressional committee for consideration and debate
What can be the end result of the formulation phase of policymaking?
Law or amendment
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