Federalism & Health Policy Seminar

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Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
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Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
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Course Description

The interrelationship between the constitutional structure of federal and state governments and the piecemeal development of the U.S. health care system leads to fractured methods of regulating that system. This seminar will explore points of cooperation and tension between the federal and state governments and the varying effects of disparate state laws in a variety of health policy settings. Such settings will include the development of Medicaid; Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act; the legalization of medical marijuana; the legalization of aid in dying; access to health care services through insurance coverage; and the assurance of quality care through regulation of health care payer decisionmaking.