Health Care and Civil Rights Seminar - Crossley
Reading assignment for first class – Wednesday, 1/8
To prepare for the first seminar reading, please read the following, all of which are posted on the course’s TWEN site under Assigned Articles/Week #1 Readings folder:
Readings on health insurance coverage in the U.S., financial and nonfinancial barriers to care, and an introduction to health care civil rights and health disparities
- Joel B. Teitelbaum, Health Care and Civil Rights: An Introduction, 15 Ethnicity & Disease S2-27 (2005).
- Kaiser Comm’n on Medicaid and the Uninsured, The Uninsured: A Primer (Oct. 2013).
- Jeffrey T. Kullgren & Catherine G. McLaughlin, Beyond Affordability: The Impact of Nonfinancial Barriers on Access for Uninsured Adults in Three Diverse Communities, 35 J. Community Health 240 (2010). (focus on Results and Discussion)
- Tara Parker-Pope, Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival, New York Times, Dec. 20, 2013.
Reading relevant to seminar paper
- Eugene Volokh, Writing a Student Article, 48 J. Legal Educ. 247 (1998). (skim the entire article, but focus on pp. 1-6)
In reading these materials, you should consider the following questions:
- What are some of the different ways in which inequality relating to health and health care might be experienced?
- How might differences in insurance coverage contribute to health inequalities?
- What factors other than differences in insurance coverage contribute to health inequalities?
- What kinds of laws might play some role in addressing health inequalities?