Lobby Congress

High Regulation Benefits the Delivery of Health Care and Human Services
      There seems to be a belief that removing regulation from programs means that they will run better. That, as the banking industry has just confirmed, is not the case at all. While too much regulation can be said to suppress the ability to provide services, it is also true that a failure to regulate enough will annihilate a service and its community. This has been proven repeatedly.
      Regulation is vital, for the most part, where health and human services are apprehensive, because the public health is a key matter of the government. All laws are passed to assure the safety and security of the public and health and human services are offered straight to the community to lend a hand to them in times of assistance. In times of great need, people may be taken advantage of or easily led off course. For example, after hurricanes Rita and Ike contractors and others raised prices astronomically to take advantage of the public. Where health and other human services are concerned, the risk of not regulating their provision is that the community will be misled into receiving substandard care or will be unjustly or inappropriately treated. If the community does not have faith in the government services they are getting, they could start to take matters into their own hands. That is a risk that creates even more possibility of chaos and people acting out of control. The community must be safe from harm and only effective government regulation is capable of doing just that.

High Regulation Makes Delivery of Health Care and Human Services too Complex,

Bureaucratic and Reduces Quality of Care
      There is a point at which a nation must decide whether it wants to regulate or to accomplish tasks. Regulation requires many people to review, approve, re-consider, and then review again, every step, decision, and action taken by an agency. When the agency is one that provides health care or human...