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    Public Policy and Healthcare

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    In terms of a definition of public policy, we can say that public policies are formulated through collaboration with a number of actors both governmental and private or nongovernmental. The idea of policy networks refers to "clusters of actors, each with an interest, or 'stake' in a given policy sector and the capacity to help determine policy success or failure..." (Peterson, 2003). How does this definition assisst us in examining healthcare?

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    One of the most discouraging problems facing healthcare worldwide is the competing interests of stakeholders. A good example of this is the fact that there are many highly qualified doctors who have their own beliefs about certain issues. Many of these doctors also have great investments in their products and therefore, their aim is to recover costs and make a profit before patent expiry. When this happens, insurance companies are divided in terms of ...

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    This solution will provide insights into Public Policy and healthcare. It will establish a connection and demonstarte the essence of policy making in this arena.