In response to professional and political pressures in 1967, an incident occurred at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare that illustrates the delicacy and complexity of the legislative process.
In an effort to bypass interest group influences, the undersecretary of the Department undertook a maneuver that backfired and frustrated an opportunity that might have resulted in the establishment of a Cabinet office of Health.
In addition to demonstrating the sensitivity of the legislative process, and the dangers of overconfidence in dealing with the process, the events also offer moral guidance : too stubborn, idealistic convictions of good people, however well intentioned the actions, may serve to defeat the desired ends.
Mots-clés Pascal : Historique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Gouvernement, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire, Sécrétariat d'état, Réforme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Case history, United States, North America, America, Government, Public health organization, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0308158
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 15/07/1997.