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policy

 [pol´ĭ-se]
a plan of activity or behavior that serves some end such as being expedient or beneficial.
health care policy subfield of political science covering the making and implementing of decisions by public administrators and elected legislators to improve the health and well-being of the public.

policy

A statement of intent by an organisation to follow a particular course of action.

policy

Health insurance A contractual agreement between an insurer and insured, which sets forth the rights and obligations of both parties to the agreement. See Any willing provider policy, Claims made policy, Commercial policy, Major hospitalization policy, Occurrence policy, Trolley car policy, Wrap-around policy Vox populi A series of rules or guidelines promulgated by an authorizing body. See Federal policy, General policy, Guidelines, HISP policy, Local Medicare review policy, No nit policy, Mexico City policy, PHS policy, Zero tolerance policy.
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'The street voice is about breaking down of government policies into simplified information which an ordinary man in the street can understand.
The ways in which the computer industry in the United States affected Australia, the specific government policies that prioritized economic benefits in education, and the affect that computers have had on education and society as a whole are explored in this thoughtful history.
The trade unions say government policies only target the workers with extended pension age limits, a freeze of the automatic link between wages and inflation and cuts in public services which will hit the population as a whole.
?The role of foodbanks in helping people make ends meet is becoming increasingly important as a result of government policies, says West Derby MP Stephen Twigg
Protests over Istanbul park quickly expand with concerns over government policies; foreign investors worry about growth, instability
Government policies such as helping insulate homes and promoting the installation of more energy efficient boilers are helping reduce the rise in household gas and electricity bills, according to a report.
LABOUR politicians have consistently supported Government policies on post offices so they are crying crocodile tears over their closure.
Women's organizations have received federal funds over the years to analyze government policies, develop proposals that reflect the needs of women in their communities, and advocate changes.
Other contributors present data and analysis to guide government policies relating to such areas as intellectual property rights, technology adoption, and problems in transferring technology from developed to developing countries.
To respond to such government policies as quickly as possible, FAW and TMC came together in deciding to introduce the Prius to the Chinese market.
Expertly compiled and deftly edited by Janet Rothenberg Pack (Professor of Business and Public Policy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution's "Metropolitan Policy Program"), Sunbelt/Frostbelt: Public Policies And Market Forces In Metropolitan Development presents a number of contributions by scholars focusing upon the role of government policies and competitive market forces in shaping growth patterns in the five metropolitan areas of Chicago, Lost Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh.
Over the last 35 years, the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest has dedicated itself to providing consumers with objective and useful information, watchdogging corporations, and pushing for government policies that promote health.

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