The Policy Process

ThePolicy Process

Theadoption of the adoption of the health care reform bill by the Obamaadministration brought with it a major crisis massive congestion inthe health care facilities. As a result of the attempt to availhealth care to everyone, people who could not afford health care nowgained the access they were in dire need for, but the facilitiesremained the same. This posed a major challenge that the governmentof the day is yet to deal with. They are now trapped in a trap oftheir own making under staffing and congestion (Gruber &ampNewquist, 2011).

Initially,when the legislation was first proposed many people saw it as a merepolitical campaign strategy therefore, it encountered strongopposition way before it was even adopted. The Obama administrationwas determined to go through with it in an attempt to avoid failuresas were experienced by the Clinton health care project attempt optedfor a slightly different route crafting a bill rather than the usuallegislative processes where the executive does it.

Thedirect implications of this approach was that debate emerged aboutthe funding of this system of health care and whether or not it wasfair to everyone further complicating the situation (Jacobs &ampSkocpol, 2012). The opposition republicans, who are known to berather conservative on the other hand, saw this as an opportunity tolaunch their anti-government campaign anchoring it on predictedfailure. It was not so hard to command quite a formidablefollowership owing to previous failed attempts by formeradministrations as the Clinton one. The stereotype mindset of peoplethat the push for the reform was just a mirage a campaign strategyby the current administration that was bound to fade with time asothers had done in the past, emerged to be somehow true.


Gruber,J., &amp Newquist, H. P. (2011).&nbspHealthcare reform: What it is, why it`s necessary, how it works.New York: Hill and Wang.

Jacobs,L. R., &amp Skocpol, T. (2012).&nbspHealthcare reform and American politics: What everyone needs to know.New York: Oxford University Press.

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