Week 3 discussion
Within a budget there are two categories: mandatory and
discretionary. In which categories do most public health programs fall? Provide
an example of an expenditure that is considered mandatory. Justify your
rationale. Provide an example of an expenditure that is discretionary. Justify
What are the responsibilities and role of the Appropriations
Committee? What is the importance of this committee to public health spending
as it relates to Medicaid and Medicare?