Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0102-311X
BAPTISTA, Tatiana Wargas de Faria. Analysis of health legislation in the Brazilian National Congress (1990-2006). Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.1, pp. 97-109. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2010000100011.
This article analyzes the submission of health policy bills by the Legislative and Executive Branches in the Brazilian National Congress, since 1990. The study analyzes the health legislation passed by the National Congress from 1990 to 2006. The bills were analyzed by type, authorship, review time, and thematic content, considering the political and institutional context. The Executive Branch passed 89.8% of its health bills, submitted budget issues and modified the approved budget, and ensured review and passage of its own bills six times faster than bills submitted by the Legislative itself. In conclusion, the policy process is imbalanced, with power concentrated in the Executive, with the latter assuming the main role of filtering health policy demands, thus reflecting a persistently immature approach for institutions in the democratic process.
Palabras llave : Legislative Power; Executive Power; Health Policy; Health Legislation.