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Fall 2011 Class Descriptions

As of 5/20/2018 5:33:41 AM

Health Care Reform in the U.S.

This seminar examines the legal and policy issues raised by the 2010

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, one of the most ambitious

pieces of social legislation of the past century. Topics may include

insurance market reform, individual insurance regulation (eg.,

preexisting conditions clauses and the individual mandate), regulation

of employer based coverage, cost-containment, uninsurance, personal

responsibility, quality improvement, Medicare and Medicaid reform, the

role of expert advice among others. Students are expected to actively

participate in all seminar sessions and to write short papers and give

presentations throughout the semester. With the permission of the

instructor, students may write one longer research paper at the end of

the term.

2.00 hours