HCA425 Healthcare Politics & Policy

Course Description

Consideration of healthcare policy and politics. Consideration of the role of federal, state and local government healthcare public policy impact on health services.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain effects of healthcare policies upon existing delivery systems.
  • Describe the political, economic, technological and cultural forces that impact healthcare.
  • Discuss private policy making influence on quality and delivery of healthcare services.
  • Identify access to care issues affecting various population groups in society.
  • Name significant aspects of health personnel policies affecting health service delivery.
  • Describe factors affecting health insurance reform affecting government, business, and providers and consumers of healthcare.
  • Explain the policy implications of managed care services for meeting healthcare needs of society.
  • Discuss influences of international healthcare systems on healthcare reform in the U.S.