This book will demystify the complicated process of health policymaking. It provides a framework for putting the various aspects of policymaking into perspective and provides you with the background knowledge you need to understand the political environment.
You will also learn techniques for influencing the policymaking process. Key aspects of this process are brought to life through many real-world excerpts from congressional testimony, news stories, and executive orders. New to this edition: Overview of Medicare and Medicaid that will clarify these complex policies. Expanded discussion of how to analyze and influence public policy, a skill that is increasingly important for leaders committed to improving care. Many additional examples of congressional testimony, news stories, and other documents that illustrate real-life policy issues.