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Access to Health Care and Coverage: Law and Policy
Professor Timothy Westmoreland
J.D. Course 534 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
The law governing access to health care has been in flux and in legal dispute in recent years. This course will examine America's programs for health care access and finance, including employment-based private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and VA. The course will also examine the enactment, implementation, and litigation of the Affordable Care Act. In addition to these payment systems, the course will also at laws affecting non-comprehensive systems such as emergency rooms, public hospitals, and community health centers. No previous knowledge of health law is required.
The course will not focus on biomedical ethics, medical malpractice, or pharmaceutical regulation.