2021-2022 Catalog

HL 440 Healthcare Politics and Policy

This course covers the history and transformations of health care politics and policy. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of the state and federal policies affecting health care access and delivery and the fluidity of health care policy. Students will explore the costs associated with health care delivery in the American healthcare system and compare those to the health care costs in systems around the world.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Analyze state and federal policies affecting healthcare access and delivery.
  3. Explore the costs associated with healthcare delivery in the United States and compare to healthcare delivery costs around the world.
  4. Understand the history and transformation of healthcare politics and policy.
  5. Predict healthcare policy changes for the future.