Ch 19 Govt
What is the largest single component of the American economy?
What type of correlation is there between the amount the U.S. spends on healthcare and the actual health of Americans?
Health Maintenance Organization
directly provides all/most of a persons healthcare for a yearly fee
What is the relationship between income and insurance?
Those with a higher income are more likely to be insured.
What is the relationship between race and healthcare?
Minorities are less likely to have healthcare.
intended to improve healthcare by focusing on prevention and designating a single doctor as a patients primary care provider
National Health Insurance
compulsory insurance program to finance all Americans' medical care
program designed to provide healthcare for the poor
What are the 2 great problems of healthcare policy?
costs and access
What is the Clean Air Act's "nondegradation" standard?
insists that you cannot worsen air quality where there is clean air to begin with
Environmental Protection Agency
charged with administering all the govts environmental legislation
National Environmental Policy Act
centerpiece of federal environmental policy; established requirements for environmental impact statements
Environmental Impact Statements
report that specifies the likely environmental impact of a proposed action
Clean Air Act of 1970
charges the Dept of Transportation with reducing auto emissions
Water Pollution Control Act of 1972
controlled pollution of the nation's lakes/rivers
Endangered Species Act of 1973
created an endangered species protection program in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
occurs when energy from the sun is trapped under the atmosphere and warms the earth
requires nations to commit to cutting greenhouse emissions by a certain year
fund to clean up hazardous waste sites
the targeting of unwanted land uses to minority neighborhoods
How has the scope of govt been effected by environmental and healthcare legislation?
It has grown in response to demands for the govt to be more active in healthcare and environmental concerns.
Ch 19 Govt