Course Descriptions

HS 507F — State Health Policy

Prerequisite: HS 513a or permission of instructor. Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Examines the role of the states in the U.S. health care system. Provides an overview of state activities in health, including state responsibilities for managing health programs and institutions. Models to understand the nature of policy making and politics in states are presented and discussed. Examines major state health programs such as Medicaid. Outlines and explores the policy and legislative processes. States' efforts to reform their health care systems are discussed with special attention to implementation issues, barriers, limits of state action, and prospects for the future of state health reform. Usually offered every year.
Michael Doonan