POLS 7550X Health Care Politics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 755.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
The scope and politics of government intervention in health care; topics include: national health insurance, federalism and the U.S. health-care system, the politics of professionalism, cost containment, privatization, health promotion, and reforming the health-care system. Debates over health policy will be traced historically and related to major policy models. Various approaches to the study of politics will be employed and illustrated with case studies from the health-care field.