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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 642 - Health Policy & Politics
This seminar explores the policy and politics of health financing by involving students in critical debates on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid that dominate health policy and politics in the U.S.  In this class you will learn: 
?	How to think analytically and politically about health financing, in terms of tradeoffs, incentives, ideologies, and interests.
?	How to communicate—orally and in writing, both to analyze and to advocate.
The class will begin with an overview of the U.S. health financing system—its policy failings and how they came about, the achievements and shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act, and the likely impact of initiatives to repeal or replace it. Drawing on national expert “guests” and assigned readings, we will then explore specific components of reform, as well as policies directed at change in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Our goal will be to better understand the policy choices that continue to face the nation in assuring available coverage, meaningful insurance protection and affordable costs.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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