Please note that this course will meet in the Graduate School and follow the grad school's academic calendar. The course does not have a final exam, but will require small papers and a group project.
Fall 2013: First class September 3; last class December 10.
This class will explore the interplay between health law and policy and social, economic, and
cultural health drivers. We will analyze the basic structure of the health care system and the laws and
policies that define it, including Obamacare, the private and public insurance systems, and patient
protections such as informed consent requirements and anti-discrimination laws. Special attention will be
paid to how these policies interact with factors such as race, socio-economic status, and gender to
influence the health of different communities. While the course will primarily address U.S. law, we will
also touch on international and comparative law approaches. Students will explore the topics using in-
class exercises, group projects, and other interactive approaches. The course will have no exam, and
grades will be based on written assignments (both individual and group) and class participation.
Please email Professor Kaplan with any questions: