Spring 2024 Health Policy and Management P8587 section 001

Advanced Health Policy Seminar


Call Number 17415
Day & Time
R 8:30am-11:20am
To be announced
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Peter A Muennig
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description The U.S. is one of the only developed countries in the world without a universal health system. Even though the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded public and private insurance coverage, millions of Americans will remain uninsured for the foreseeable future. Many patients without insurance – and many other patients with public insurance – rely on health care safety-net institutions to provide affordable health care. The U.S. health care safety-net is made up of hospitals, community health centers, and private, office-based medical professionals who offer free or subsidized care to poor and other vulnerable patients.

This course will provide an overview of the U.S. health care safety-net and evaluate how health care policies have shaped the evolution and performance of this system. In particular, we will explore the impact of the ACA on the health care safety-net and its future. Students should leave the course with an enhanced understanding of the health care safety-net, its implications for access to health care, and policy challenges associated with maintaining this system.
Web Site Vergil
Department Health Policy & Management
Enrollment 31 students (40 max) as of 1:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Health Policy and Management
Number P8587
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Section key 20241HPMN8587P001