Government and Health Policy
A discussion of government's effects on health policy may seem odd at first glance. After all, isn't all health policy determined by the government? After some reflection on this issue, however, the opposite conclusion may emerge. Perhaps the government has nothing at all to do with health policy! To understand how such a conclusion could even be entertained, let alone adopted, requires an excursion into the structure and functions of government, and an analysis about how health policy (or any other government policy) is set.
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