United States Health Policy

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Many Americans complain that they do not understand the U.S. health reform law called the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). They are right, and the main reason is because most Americans do not understand the basics of the U.S. health care system and U.S. health policy. Featuring some of the nation’s foremost teachers and thought leaders, this course provides students with a basic and thorough understanding of the U.S. health care system focusing on access, quality of care, and costs. Students will learn how the system is structured, how care is organized, delivered, and financed, and how the Affordable Care Act will influence the future of the system. Students will understand the U.S. health policy making structure process at the federal, state, and local levels. Students who complete this course will be able to interpret current controversies around US health policy and develop informed opinions on future policy developments.


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Many Americans complain that they do not understand the U.S. health reform law called the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). They are right, and the main reason is because most Americans do not understand the basics of the U.S. health care system and U.S. health policy. Featuring some of the nation’s foremost teachers and thought leaders, this course provides students with a basic and thorough understanding of the U.S. health care system focusing on access, quality of care, and costs. Students will learn how the system is structured, how care is organized, delivered, and financed, and how the Affordable Care Act will influence the future of the system. Students will understand the U.S. health policy making structure process at the federal, state, and local levels. Students who complete this course will be able to interpret current controversies around US health policy and develop informed opinions on future policy developments.


 

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10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 12 months ago
La première puissance Mondial est un exemple et um sujar d'etude. plus nous essayons e la comprendre alors nous comprenons un model et suivont une ideologie sans necessairement l'adopter. Ce cours offre la visibilité socio-economique Dit mas Etats Unis d'Amerique et est un bon tramplin de creativité et d'abordage des phenomenes presents ou à venir
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5 years, 3 months ago
This course is highly recommended as a primer on US healthcare and particularly on Obama care. Prof McDonough was a part of the team which prepared the law and so offers great insight. He brings together a veritable team of MVPs in their core area to explain each topic.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 5 months ago
This was an excellent course. The team of faculty, TAs, and technical folks did a great job creating videos that are both interesting and informative, as well as discussion forums that encouraged discussion and debate among the students. I enrolled in the course knowing very little about the ACA and US health care policy (albeit more than the average American). While this course only scratches the surface, I now feel confident discussing these issues with friends and colleagues, having learned from some of the leaders in the field. There were a few technical glitches in the first round of the course, but I'm confident that these will be worked out with each additional iteration. I highly recommend this course!
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5 years, 5 months ago
I liked this course. As a Canadian with friends and relatives in the US I have often wondered how the US Healthcare system works on the ground. This course answered all my questions. It was a detailed well paced course which helped me understand the evolution of health care in the US and how the Affordable Care Act impacts on it. Some students thought it had a liberal bias but I didn't see that but I also admit I am a liberal. I was surprised by how heavily politicized the provision of health care is state by state with many conservative states refusing to accept federal government paid for benefits for its citizens. When it comes to health care I am extremely grateful to live in Canada.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 6 months ago
Incredible course with incredible professors! Best way to understand the history and changes in our healthcare system.
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