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Medicaid is a state-operated program funded in part by federal funds and in part by state funds.On the basis of your understanding of the statement, answer the following questions:Why was Medicaid but not Medicare designed to be state operated?What factors prove that Medicaid program is being operated by the state?Conduct an analysis of the Medicaid program of your state and another state from a different region of the country.What are the main similarities and differences between the two programs?Are there enough differences to prove that the state and not the federal government operate Medicaid? Discuss.As a government program, Medicaid has recently been subject to cuts and last minute increases in funding.Note: Present your answers in the context of Medicaid payment and reimbursement policies.Why is Medicaid subject to seemingly constant cutbacks?Are these cutbacks due to the relationships between the state and federal governments and the populations being served, or just the rising cost of healthcare in general? Discuss.Medicaid is an entitlement program that provides healthcare coverage to a variety of low income individuals.Identify three beneficiary groups receiving care through Medicaid.Analyze the federal eligibility requirements for each group.Discuss the coverage provisions for each group.Evaluate the anticipated impact of the PPACA on each beneficiary group.

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Egypt in Turmoil”  Please respond to the following:Explain the causes of the turmoil in Egypt in early 2011.Elaborate on at least two perspectives on the situation.Appraise the prospects for the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt now that that country is in turmoil.respond to below 50 to a 100 words keep separate from aboveMohamed Bouazizi a 26 year old from Tunisia burned in himself in December 17, 2010 frustrated with Tunisia’s job market.  His action caused bloody protestant who were equally frustrated about Tunisia’s economy.  It drove the president to leave the country.  His action also has weight into what happened in Egypt in 2011.  The Egyptian were tired of weak economy and were frustrated to see dictatorship which gained all benefits of the country to their family and people around them.  This has caused the government to shut down the Internet and the phone.  This caused other nations to lead bloody protests in Jordan, Yemen, Algeria, and other Arab nation.   Citizens in Arab nations were also frustrated about the western countries supporting the dictators also.Muslim Brotherhood plays a huge roll on elected officials, because they are a very powerful Muslim group which was found in Egypt.  Elected officials work with them fearing to lose power if they don’t cooperate.

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500 words, All new content, 2 – references. You are to select a country(Not Sudan) that does not recognize all of the established legal guidelines reviewed previously in the last assignment, but the potential profit that could be realized warrants the risk. The following points need to be addressed in your international business expansion plan:The issue of common and civil law systems internationallyIntellectual property, copyright infringements, and legal ramificationsViolation of human rights of employees and child labor law violationsPublic perception of company doing business with companies that engage in that kind of activityWhat has been the impact of the European Union of the business environment?Anything else that you deem important to support your international business expansion plan

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Discuss lobbying reforms, including the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and efforts under the Bush and Obama administrations. Were these reforms effective? Will they reduce the perceived corruption in lobbying activities?has to be 1000 words with 3 reference

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Choose 2 of the demographic categories that you fit into (like your age, race, religion, education level, and so forth) and write a brief paragraph about how each one affect you general outlook on life.For example I could write something about how being 46 years old has affected my world views or my opinion on what I think is important. Of course, you’ll want to go into a degree of specifics — at a minimum, each paragraph should be 200 words long for a total of 400 words.

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How did the ancient Athenian citizen oath address the issue of the governmental responsibility to future generations?  How do the theories posited by Edmund Burke, John Locke and David Hume relate to inter-generational government responsibility?  How does the aforementioned political theories associated with government’s responsibility to future generations relate to the contemporary issue of environmental policy in the United States?  Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

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write 2 pages essay. Harris County Commissioners Court meets every Tuesday. Remember from your reading how counties are “general law” forms of government? They have much less rulemaking power than cities, and much less authority to spend money without specific approval from the governing body. When you look at a Commissioners Court agenda, it’s always surprising – at least to me – to see what is essentially the board of directors of a billion-dollar corporation voting on whether or not to pay sixty-three dollars to let some employee go to a seminar. But… rules are rules.Go to the Harris County Commissioners Court website:http://www.co.harris.tx.us/agenda/ (Links to an external site.)Pull up the current agenda.See what I mean?Write a short paragraph giving one example of an item on the Commissioners Court agenda that you would NOT find on the Houston City Council agenda, and explaining why it’s different from something you would find on a city council agenda.Now for the fun part…Part 2 – Property Tax Bills of the Rich and FamousAs you have noted in your reading, local government is funded largely by ad valorem (property) taxes. Property owners pay this tax based on the value of their property, which is determined by the Harris County Appraisal District.Did you know you can look up any piece of property in Harris County on the HCAD website and see how much the county thinks it’s worth? Here’s the HCAD website:http://www.hcad.org/ (Links to an external site.)Under “Record Search,” you can search by owner name, or by street address. Look up all of the following prominent Houstonians. For each, tell meName and property address.Square footage of the “improvement” (that’s the house or condo – not the land that it’s on).The current appraised value of their combined land and improvement.A. Astros owner Jim Crane’s ex-wife, Franci Neely – 1314 South BlvdA. Former Astros first baseman Lance Berkman – 5 Farnham Park DrB. Houston Texans owner Bob McNair – 1807 River OaksC. NBA Hall of Famer Clyde “The Glide” Drexler, 11635 Versailles Lakes LnD. Former United States President George Bush – 9 S West Oak DrE. Former Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte, 14 Woods Edge LaneF. Former Astro pitcher Roger (W Roger) Clemens – 11535 Quail HollowG. Joseph Russell – 3682 WillowickH Channel 13 Anchorman Dave Ward- 5403 Broad Oaks ParkI. Houston Mayor Annise Parker – 428 Westmoreland StreetJ. Restaurant owner (Landry’s, etc) Tilman Fertitta – 3800 WillowickK. Restaurant owner (Pappasitos, etc.) Chris Pappas – 7 Patrick CtL. Criminal Defense Lawyer Rusty Hardin – 2740 Barbara LnM. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, 3722 Cypress Grove LaneN. Former New Jersey mob boss Vincent “Vinny Ocean” Palermo (Links to an external site.) (witness protection program name “Vincent Cabella”) – 9105 Memorial DriveSubmit this assignment in one Word file. Cite your sources.Hint: When you search by street, don’t use a street designation. In other words, if your guy lives at 123 Main Street, just put “123” then “Main” – don’t put “Street,”, St.”, or anything like that.

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Should all non-traditional threats receive the same focus by the intelligence community? If not, then which factors would you consider in choosing which non-traditional threats merit the most intelligence analysis resources?Please use turabian style and no less than 250 words.

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Several topics pertaining to implementing the public interest through leadership and personnel management were examined in this week’s lesson and assigned readings. The concept of public service as an important motivating factor for those working in the public sector was noted to be often overlooked with a general tendency to focus only on salary and wages. The importance of organizational leadership involving both employees and the clients was emphasized as a mechanism that represented service through a commitment to democratic public administration.At the heart of democratic public administration and leadership is the goal to serve the public interest while seeking to achieve the underlying policy goals of equity, efficiency, security, and liberty. How would you integrate an understanding of the public interest into your organization? Use at least two specific examples. Make sure you define the term “public interest” in your answer. With this in mind, consider the following questions.Sometimes critics will assail “democratic public administration” with the following remarks:“You just can’t let employees vote on everything!”“If you let employees have too much say, they’ll just cut back their work hours or productivity!”“I can’t let employees have this much say because they just don’t know enough of the rationale behind our decisions!”What would be your response to these types of critiques? Or do you agree with them?

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Assignment 2: Planning NegotiationsDue Week 3 and worth 160 pointsYou become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and the President of the United States advises you that he doesn’t want the U.S. to sign a new environmental bill. He feels it will harm well developed nations with a strong economic history and only benefit developing, or so-called “Third World,” nations.Use the Internet databases to research the U.N. member’s varying viewpoints on the new environmental bill.Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:Outline a plan that includes three (3) types of negotiation approaches covered in Chapters 1-17 for handling the negotiation that will either create a deadlock, an impasse, or a stalemate.Compare the United Nations member’s stances on the new environmental bill.Examine at least three (3) common stances of opposing U.N. members in which you would need to provide a rebuttal based on your research. Justify your response.Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Demonstrate the need to plan, organize, direct, and control as an effective negotiator.Conduct effective negotiation research.Describe the skills and behavior needed for effective negotiations.Use technology and information resources to research issues in contracting and purchasing negotiation techniques.Write clearly and concisely about issues in contracting and purchasing negotiation techniques.