Health Care Policy

This course introduces students to the U.S. health care system, covering the philosophical, economic, and political dimensions of health care debates. Topics include health insurance coverage, the role of drug companies, physician arrangements, training of health care professionals, legislative practices at the national and state levels, cost containment, and access to care. The course explores the historical significance of public policy that is the basis for today’s complicated health care policy. The students will study the distinctive way in which health care policy is shaped by political culture, class relationships, and economic resources.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

Last updated: 06/28/2021