This course examines the politics of health care policymaking in the United States. The course will spend a substantial amount of time addressing the passage and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, but will also provide an historical context in which to place recent health care legislation. While the course focuses on the U.S. experience, it does also include an examination of approaches to health care in other countries as a way of placing the U.S. experience in a larger context. Not offered every year.
Prerequisites: Methods of Political Inquiry and one other 200 level course, or the permission of the instructor.