Apr 12, 2021  
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HCMT 550 - American Health Policy


The healthcare system is the U.S. is complex, highly regulated and influenced by numerous stakeholder groups and special interests. This course will introduce students to the historical public policy context in which our current system operates, including how legislation is made and the role state and federal governments play. The course will explore how the healthcare delivery system is structured and regulated with a special emphasis on how public policies have, and continue to, influence healthcare delivery and innovation. In addition, the course will cover the financing of healthcare-both public and private-and explore the rising costs of healthcare. After covering issues surrounding quality, access to care and the uninsured, the course will delve into understanding the recently passed healthcare reform law and its impact on key healthcare stakeholders.

Credits: 3