SMNR: Healthcare Law & Policy

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THU 2:40 - 4:38 pm ONLINE

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This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.

This class will focus on a variety of subjects relating to the delivery of health care services, including patient safety and health care quality, regulation of health care providers, and the payment system. Readings will be of diverse types, including articles published in law reviews, medical journals, and other outlets; empirical studies; popular writings; and even news articles and blog columns. Because students are required to make in-class presentations and submit short papers, space is limited and attendance is required.


The only required book for the class is Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much For Health Care by Professor Silver and David Hyman, a professor at the Georgetown Law Center.  Professor Silver receives no royalties on sales of the book, the price of which is extremely low.  Americans are overcharged for health care, but students will not be overcharged for taking this course.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Overcharged : Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care *
Hyman, David A., Silver, Charlie M., and Silver, Charles
Cato Institute
ISBN: 978-1-944424-76-3


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