Section Description Provided by Instructor
The purpose of the course is to provide students with an understanding of issues regarding access to the health care system. The course will consider the American health care system, its structure, financing and delivery aspects, and significant questions related to access to health care within the system. There will be an examination of all aspects of access to health care, including private and governmental provision of care, health care insurance, the inception and impact of managed care, and the extant procedures available to resolve health care grievances. Access to health care will be considered in the context of conflicting forces impacting on the system, including economic and market forces, issues of entitlement, rights and privileges, social and distributive justice, and public policy issues related to rationing of care and the utilization of increasingly expensive technological advances in medicine. The course will extensively analyze the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, its components and how it has altered the health care financing and delivery systems, as well as the legal and Constitutional challenges to the new law.
W 4:20p - 6:10p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (automatic), Major (only upon consultation)