Mar 05, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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HPR 129 - Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Healthcare Reform

Semester Hours: 3
Once a Year

This course will provide students with an overview of major trends in health-care reform proposals and laws that have shaped legislation. Students will analyze the legal, economic and social implications of key legislation (passed, failed or proposed), including: the establishment of prepaid group practice models in the 1930s, the Hill Burton Act of 1946, the Federal Health Employees Benefit Plan of the 1960s, the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid in the mid 60s, the HMO Act of 1973; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; the Clinton Health Care Plan of 1993; Medicare Modernization Act of 2003; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and state-based reform initiatives. Students will examine various factors that have historically led to the passage or demise of policies and reforms, including: the role of unions, the impact of interest groups, ideological differences, anti-communism and anti-socialism movements, the entrepreneurial character of American medicine, American voluntarism, the role of the media, and the association of public programs with charity, dependence and personal failure.





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