This course reviews the historic development of health policy in the United States and factors that affect future health policy initiatives. The course will examine critical healthcare policy issues facing the United States such as rising healthcare costs, quality healthcare services, financing of the healthcare system, and adoption of new technologies. Students will learn the basic elements underlying financing, organization, and delivery of healthcare services including Medicare, Medicaid, access to healthcare, and the relationship between the public and private sectors on health policy. Upon completion of the course, students will understand how policy affects the development of health care legislation and the process of political compromise and real-world limitations upon the implementation of legislation.
How This Course Work
Courses are completely online: lectures, discussion boards, and even group projects.
You’ll be able to view course materials a full week before the class starts.
Once courses begin, assignments are due each week.
Need help or have questions? In addition to instructor access, every student receives support from an advisor.