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Legislative and Political Processes

What were some of the distinguishing features of the Congresses and political landscapes in the 1965, 1981, 1993, and 2009 time periods? How did these features enable, impede, or influence health policy developments?

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What were some of the distinguishing features of the Congresses and political landscapes in the 1965, 1981, 1993, and 2009 time periods? How did these features enable, impede, or influence health policy developments?

In reference to the congressional and political climates that existed during different eras of healthcare legislation, the climates varied between bipartisan support or partisan friction that often had a significant impact on the ability for healthcare legislation to be passed. When President Johnson was able to pass the most significant healthcare legislation in history at the time in 1965, he relied upon a strategic approach that engaged Republican conservatives by compromising on many issues that would have resulted in opposition from those within the Republican party. Therefore, although he had many staunch opponents such as conservative Republicans who were supporting special interest groups such as the American Medical Association's opposition to the legislation, he was ...

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Legislative and political processes are provided. How features enable, impede or influence health policy developments are determined.

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