24 August 2015

urrency Exchange pros and cons. Using examples; historical, and maybe how currency changes like the Euro and how it changed the economy in europe and affected countries differently etc

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T The topic Currency Exchange pros and cons. Using examples; historical, and maybe how currency changes like the Euro and how it changed the economy in europe and affected countries differently etc
. The paper must be in APA format and be between 1,500 and 1,750 words with a minimum of 4 external scholarly references. The Title page, References page, and any addenda (used for illustrative graphs, charts or other) are not included in the word count parameter. (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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24 August 2015

What is Public Policy?

What is Public Policy?
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American federalism has evolved since 1789. Select a current example of an issue that has arisen under the umbrella of state's rights.

(1) Describe the issue briefly, including summarizing key policy changes over its history.

(2) Have states' rights have eroded or have been strengthened related to this specific policy?

(3) Should this issue be regulated at a state level or at a federal level? Defend your position.

Lesson Notes Week 1
Public Policy Defined

What is public public policy?

The business of governments – what does our government do (and not do).

Government’s responsibilities regarding public policy have grown over the past 60 years with no signs of stopping.

Federal government spending accounts for about 35% of American gross domestic product (GDP) or $3.5 trillion in 2013.
Example: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (signed into law in 2010)
Expansion of health insurance coverage to 25 million more Americans
Combination of public programs like Medicaid and private coverage subsidies at an estimated cost of $1.3 trillion over ten years
Example: Housing and financial sector interventions
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, created Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP funds) so the government could stabilize the housing market by spending $700 billion to purchase assets within the private sector, including many mortgage-backed securities

Over 4.3 million people work for the federal government (1.5+ million are in the military)

Government policy can be broken down into three levels:

Policy choices: decisions made by politicians, civil servants, or others that use power to affect the lives of citizens
Policy outputs: taking choices and putting them into action like spending money, hiring people, writing regulations that affect the economy and society
Policy impacts: the effects of choices and outputs on citizens; are people richer/poorer, safer/in danger, healthier/more sick

Policies emerge from a large number of programs, legislative intentions, and organizational interactions that affect the daily lives of citizens.

Few are decided and executed by a single government program.
Different levels of government (federal vs. state and local) conflict over policies; different federal agencies conflict with each other.

Several instruments of public policy; which instrument to employ depends on effectiveness, whether it is politically appealing, traditions and habits:

Law (enforceable decrees of the state)
Services (ex. defense, education)
Money (62% of taxes collected is returned as transfer payments like social security, unemployment benefits to citizens)
Taxation (used to encourage or discourage certain activities)
Economic instruments (ex. loans or grants)
Moral suasion (ex. “do your duty”)

Policy is strongly influenced by socioeconomic concerns and our political environment.

Principles of conservatism and limited government interference in our daily lives (skepticism and distrust of government in public opinion polls)
Strong participation of the public and voters in political discourse (social media has encouraged this), contrasts with low voter turnout
Wealth and strong economy allow for great latitude with government spending
Highly diverse population, we are still a “melting pot” with relatively open immigration laws
Perception of world leadership, supported by a strong military

Federalism – Relative distribution of power between the federal/national government and each of the 50 states.

Concept that is constantly evolving
Delegated powers belong to federal government and include: the power to regulate interstate commerce, make treaties with foreign nations, raise arms and declare war.
Reserved powers (everything else) for the states.
Concurrent powers are responsibilities shared between federal and state governments.
Powers denied – rights of individual citizens

Highly controversial concept because the boundaries between federal, state and local powers are not clearly outlined, especially with concurrent powers.

87,000+ separate government entities across federal, state and local communities
Risks of conflicting policy positions (ex. medical marijuana, same sex marriage)
Particularly problematic when handling crises (ex. Katrina response, recession)



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Federal government continues to grow in strength:

Constitution supremacy clause: federal law trumps state laws if there is a conflict; however, it only applies if the federal government is acting within the realm of constitutionally authorized powers (which is at the core of the debate – where are the limits and boundaries?)
Coercive federalism: federal mandates on states for issues typically handled at a local level
Federal grant programs: states deal with increasing service demands and tighter budgets, leads to more federal intervention and dependence on federal funding (ex. education funding)

Example: Abortion remains contentious issue, despite declines in the practice, recent trend of increasing state restrictions on access.

Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade left decision to woman to bear or not bear a child, but also ruled that states can set standards for abortion procedures.
Legal restrictions on abortions vary by state, they include: prohibition of public financing, testing requirements, option for health professionals to refuse to perform abortions, requirement to inform patients of alternatives, informing parents of minors, required waiting periods.

Example: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibited discrimination against disabled persons in private employment, government programs, public accommodations and telecommunications.

Not without controversy – how much “reasonable accommodation” should be provided?
Does not address conditions of implementation or provide sources of funding for locally improved access for the disabled (ex. building a ramp, who pays?)


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24 August 2015

Assess how globalization and technology changes have impacted the corporation you researched

Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness
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Assignment 1: Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness
Due Week 2 and worth 300 points

Choose one (1) public corporation in an industry with which you are familiar. Research the company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Assess how globalization and technology changes have impacted the corporation you researched.
Apply the industrial organization model and the resource-based model to determine how your corporation could earn above-average returns.
Assess how the vision statement and mission statement of the corporation influence its overall success.
Evaluate how each category of stakeholder impacts the overall success of this corporation.
Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Determine ways in which the vision, mission, and stakeholders of a firm impact that firm’s overall success.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.
Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.

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24 August 2015

Discuss the pros and cons of reporting contractual adjustments directly on the monthly financial reports at the department level.Paper details

1. Discuss the pros and cons of reporting contractual adjustments directly on the monthly financial reports at the department level.
2. Determine at least 10 key success factors (key financial indicators) to benchmark in any hospital.
3. Discuss the need and usefulness of hospital and physician professional liability (malpractice) insurance in the United States. Does the need for insurance add to or detract from the care that is given?
4. Discuss the future of health care finance. What do you think it will be like in ten years from now?

Each answer to each question will have no less than 200 words and be written in APA format, to include citations with in the answer. The textbook for this class is below:
Berger, S. (2008). Fundamentals of health care financial management (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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24 August 2015

Citizen Participation

Citizen Participation
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Do you think citizen participation is an essential element in politics and government? What role do citizens take in public policy? In her classic essay of 1969, Sherry R. Arnstein posited a typology of American citizens’ participation in their government. Intentionally provocative, her typology attempts to explain opportunities for, and barriers to, civic engagement among citizens with power and those without. It provides an excellent context for citizen participation, and you can draw upon Arnstein’s example to understand the implications of citizen participation on the development of public policy.



For this Discussion, review Arnstein’s, “A Ladder of Citizen Participation” and reflect on how this typology has been demonstrated in presidential administrations and in the development of public policy.



Post your explanation of how Arnstein’s typology has been demonstrated in the last two presidential administrations. Provide two examples to illustrate your views. Then, explain at least two implications of citizen participation on the development of public policy or platforms.


Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.





Resources





•Hudson, W. E. (2013). American democracy in peril: Eight challenges to America’s future (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press.



◦Chapter 4, “The Fourth Challenge: Citizen Participation” (pp. 139–173)



•Shafritz, J. M., Lane, K. S., & Borick, C. P. (Eds.). (2005). Classics of public policy. New York, NY: Pearson Education.



◦Chapter 3, “Interests Groups and Public Policy”

■The Governmental Process (1951) (pp. 83–87)



◦Chapter 4, “Agenda Setting”

■The Dynamics of Agenda-Building (1972) (pp. 128–136)

•Arnstein, S. R. (1969). A ladder of citizen participation. Journal of the American Institute of Planners, 35(4), 216–224. doi:10.1080/01944366908977225 Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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