Amendments must be germane to the subject of a bill. The bill is reported back to the House and is voted on. A quorum call is a vote to make sure that there are enough members present (218) to have a final vote. Once at the Senate the debate is unlimited unless cloture is invoked. Members can speak as long as they want and amendments need not be germane.
Review Questions 1. What are the steps a bill takes before it becomes a law? Once the bill is introduced, it is numbered and then sent to the appropriate committee. If the bill gains a committee’s approval, it is placed on the calendar to be considered. Once a bill makes it onto the calendar, it will go up for debate.
Why do you as conference convenor prepare post conference correspondence? At the end of the conference, newly formed relationships can be consolidated. These relationships might be with speakers, participants, sponsors or business. Often, these parties will request that additional information be sent to them. Requests should be recorded and information forwarded promptly.
A Critical Review of “Raising Healthy Children: Moral and Political Responsibility for Childhood Obesity” Using current research and public health strategies, Purcell (2010) analysed and criticized an up to date approach in addressing childhood obesity. This study aimed to provide the highlights of research studies findings and recommendations for prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in North America. Purcell (2010) emphasized that this public health issue has become an epidemic, but until now, the solution remained intangible. Prevention and strategies need to be put in place urgently to slow down and reverse this upsurge in obesity. Encouraging individuals to make healthy choices may have some impact, but because of the magnitude of the issue according to Purcell (2010), it is insignificant.
I believe that David Zinczenko in his article submitted to the New York Times “Don’t Blame The Eater” makes a good case for how society should be concerned about a generation facing a lifetime of childhood obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart diseases and other related health complications. However I find that I feel personal responsibility should be the governing factor in this matter. Mr. Zinczenko asks in his article “ Shouldn’t we know better than to eat two or more meals a day in a fast food restaurant? ” Yes we should because although specific warning labels aren’t found on fast food packaging we’ve known for years that fast food consumption on a daily basis is hazardous to your health. There’s information readily available about childhood obesity as stated in Zinczenko’s article where he notes that “Before 1994, diabetes in children was generally caused by genetic disorder-only about 5 percent of childhood cases were obesity-related, or Type 2 diabetes.
Economist believes that this system will do nothing to control cost but the budget office believes the bill will reduce the cost over a ten-year period. The cost concerns affected Americans because it helped Republicans win control over the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections and they also threatened to remove government funding. This reform also affected Doctors in the United States. Lifesitenews.com states that Doctors believe this Health Care reform will not be fair to them because the nurse practitioners and physicians assistant will be caring for the Patients hands on rather than the doctors even though they have more medical experience. His next plan of action was by using budget deficits which stop
Since insurance companies are not supposed to make an obese persons insurance premium higher than a healthy individual, then that obese person’s heart attack drives up the insurance premium of the healthy person. The obese are making it everyone’s problem by not putting down that cheeseburger because they know that the government is paying for their anti-cholesterol medicine. Balko claims that the government is getting “between you and your waistline” meaning that the government is interfering by telling Americans what we can and cannot do with our health. Congress is now considering menu-labeling which means that restaurants would have to send every menu item to the laboratory for nutritional testing. Meaning that the restaurants would not have the freedom to put whatever they want on the menu.
He insists they would not eat as much if they knew that it was bad for them or if the industry put nutrition labels on their food. My outlook on this topic varied significantly from that of Zinczenko’s. I feel that it is not the fault of the fast food company. Neither would I put blame on the younger children who eat fast food. I would put most of the culpability on the parents who do not teach their kids how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and buy their children unhealthy food. I disagree completely that we as Americans suffer from lack of information about nutrition in fast food.
He viewed the problems of fast food causing obesity as being more toward person responsibility. As he sees it, people are now bringing “government between you and your waistline.” This is backed up by politicians across the chart. George Bush marked “$200 million in his budget for anti-obesity measures.” With the government as talking about creating a fat-tax on foods with high calories. He believes that this is not the way to go. His thoughts lean toward having the government more involved with creating a sense of personal responsibility of our own health and the way we eat.
Why is there not a lot of research done on mental and physical conditions like Childhood Obesity in military families? In order to research the issue, the world needs to know that the issue exists. “When it comes to childhood health concerns, a new poll shows many adults agree on the top priorities they want to see the candidates address: childhood obesity.” (PR Newswire, 2012). Most of the Primary Research (Sole, 2010) is done, but there just needs to be Secondary Research (Sole 2010) like surveys, test, and analysis done on our children of military families any order to end this