Powers set forth by the Executive Branch still and always have remained under the direction of the President of the United States. The President is responsible for implementation, and enforcing of laws. Also part of the executive branch is the Vice Presidents who assumes the presidential duties should the need arise. The executive branch has not always played the same role as it does today in health policies. This essay reviews the duties of the executive branch and addresses a personal analysis of which branch of government should ultimately be in charge of health care issues.
Executive branch and health policy
Health care implementation is a process, not an outcome. As with any public policy topic as laws are discussed, they then move onto congress. The executive branch holds the keys for interpretation and rulemaking within congressional intent (Snyder, 2010). In the case of implementing federal health reform, many creative elements went into this process to ensure it would pass with flying colors through the executive branch. The Obama Administration asked for steps that were not into the statutes according to Snyder (2010). Ultimately the executive branch had all intentions of agreeing with President Obama however policies could not be thrown out without being reviewed.
Prior to this new law, it was found that the federal department of health insurance had been regulated mostly at the state level. Indeed the executive branch needed continuous public input and collaboration with other industries, but none the less enforcement became even more compelling. Creating new designs to customize Medicare payments for example needed to only be through certain providers according to Snyder (2010). This gave the executive branch even more of a challenge with the implementation process, and follow up.
Regulations interpret while the actual substance of the law passed by the executive branch of government can not be changed. Publishing federal regulations, federal agencies are supposed to stay within the bounds of what the law requires (Snyder, 2010). Even in some instances for example when there seem to be some ambiguities to limits an agency must exercise the right of discretion.
Improving health care in the nation and especially in poor populations has been a vexing problem for the United States. The fact that a health care system is needed is mixed with emotions about what exactly should be done. Currently the executive branch has been working through budgeting and looking at ways to spend less while helping the majority of individuals (Lurie, 2013). Simply put this is not an easy task, and with health of certain populations failing to improve this poses a problem. In recognizing the needs of all populations the executive branch works to contribute proportionally to the health status and focus of environmental behaviors as well (Lurie, 2013).
Evolution of the executive branch
The executive branch has...