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  1. American Public Policy Politics and Markets Political Science 316 Mark Stephan

  2. Last Class and Today’s Class • Policy Analysis and Health Policy • Medicare and Medicaid • Stone’s framework • Reasoning • Politics and Markets

  3. Medicare and Medicaid • What’s the difference? • Why support these programs? • What does Medicare cover? What isn’t covered? • Problems with Medicare? • Problems with Medicaid? • Taking care of the uninsured….

  4. News Flash!!! • Should government “means-test” medical aid after a disaster? Why or why not? • Who should decide when people can return to New Orleans? • North Korea and five others make a deal….

  5. Stone’s framework • Sophisticated versus flat-footed • Stone’s paradoxes • The Rationality Project?

  6. Model of Reasoning • Rationality project – idea of analyzing society and politics like we would biology or physics (breaking it down, logical parts) • Separating politics from policy and administration • Rational decision-making (page 8) • Political reasoning – metaphors, analogies

  7. Political Society, Policy Process • The dominant model – the “market” • An alternative model – the “political community” • The dominant model – a production model • An alternative model – struggling over ideas

  8. Preview of Next Class • The pace is picking up • Stay up with the readings • Paper now due two weeks from today! • Talking about Equity next – a goal for public policy

  9. “Market” as a model • “A market can be simply defined as a social system in which individuals pursue their own welfare by exchanging things with others whenever trades are mutually beneficial.” (Stone, page17)