How a Bill Becomes a Law

Howa Bill Becomes a Law


Themajor problem that affects my community is the shift from publichealth to individual health and from population health programs toprivate health initiative. This issue has adversely affected theentire community and calls upon stakeholders as well as communityleaders to take action in the process of legislation. The Evenpolitical focus has moved from public hospitals to private hospitalsmaking the situation worse. The outcome of all these cases has beenthe failure of public healthcare and thus promoting private health asan alternative care in the community. The flipside of the coin isthat private healthcare facilities are very expensive as far theyoffer quality services. This makes it hard to the members of mycommunity to afford their services. Due to declining nature of publichealth programs, I have taken this initiative to save my community.


Myproposal is to work towards a renaissance of the public health act,which can be viewed, in global as well as national context. VariousCenters for disease control as well as prevention should be createdin public health act. In this concern, the states including mycommunity must follow this suit. From the program of CDC, I willrequest legislative specialists representing my community to draftthe health emergency laws, which can be adopted in the whole nationand my state (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1999). Agroup of central partners, as well as state, will then draft the billof public health, which will highlight the contemporary vision,necessary services of public health care organizations and corefunctions. At the international level, I will advise the governmenthealth organizations to request World health organization to revisethe global health laws and prepare WHO act to progress internationaldevelopment goals (Cherry &amp Jacob, 2016).


Accordingto Cherry &amp Jacob (2016), diverse international, NGO, as well asgovernmental firms, are paying much attention to public health act.This is because the law is most indispensable to accomplishing goalsof populace health. The law helps to make public healthorganizations, to describe their core functions and mission, toregulate their activities, to award their influence, and to adopttheir finance to safeguard a scope of freedom. Gostin (2010), statesthat the laws of public health help to establish the boards of healthapprove the gathering of information and inspect as well as regulatedangerous activities. The most significant communal discussions onpublic health occur in lawful forums—parliaments, the court of law,and governmental organizations—and in the rule are etymological ofrights, obligations, as well as justice. It is not overstated tostate that the public health field is integrated into the regulationsas well as statutes found in each government level.

Accordingto Gostin (2010), the law can be authorizing, offering inventiveresolutions to the most ruthless health challenges. Out of the eightgreat public health accomplishments of the twentieth century, mostwere recognized through law proceedings or reforms. Some of theminclude tobacco control, safer places of work, immunizations, controlof communicable diseases, and fluoridation of drinking water, motorvehicle safety as well as safer and healthier foods (Cherry &ampJacob, 2016). From the information, only healthier mothers, as wellas mothers, family planning and reduced mortality rates from strokeand heart diseases, did not require the reformation of law. The lawin this case can be a dominant agent for change in the community, andlegislators, as well as politicians, need to be conversant with alllegal tools at their disposal. However, the law puts somerestrictions on what rule can do, and lawmakers and politiciansshould be prepared to struggle with difficult social, legal and moralconcerns that will rise in combination with possible healthinitiatives (Cherry &amp Jacob, 2016).

Financesand Stakeholders

Thisproposal will require extra costs to be effective. Starting from thecollection of information to the final stage of the bill becoming lawwill need to many funds. The power to expend provides support to thepublic health infrastructure, fast disease surveillance andcommunication systems. The states set aside health related issues toreceive public funding (Cherry &amp Jacob, 2016). Therefore, theconcerned community can request the government to sponsor the billfrom the onset. Since this bill is affecting the particular communityand general state, there are stakeholder groups who will support thisand there are those will oppose it. The stakeholder groups thatwould support this bill include members of my community, thelawmakers from this community, the health organizations, governmentagencies and medical practitioners. On the other hand, the groupsthat will oppose this bill include: private health sectors, lawmakersfrom other states and civil society.


Iwill make an appointment with my lawmaker to discuss this proposal.Firstly, I will discuss with him in detail my proposal to convincehim 100 percent that my community is suffering from the issue ofshifting public health care to private health care. Once the billcaptures his attention, he must agree to sponsor it in theparliament. I would also request my legislator to lobby otherlawmakers in the first place to meet the threshold of the passage ofthe bill. Once we are assured of the number lawmakers who support thebill, then my lawmaker can draft the bill by including otherresearches and assistance to make it comprehensive.


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Cherry,B., &amp Jacob, S. R. (2015). Contemporary nursing: Issues, trends,&amp management. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Gostin,L. O. (2010).&nbspPublichealth law and ethics: a reader&nbsp(Vol.4). Univ of California Press.