[POLS 212] U.S. Health Policy and Politics

An overview of health policy and politics in the United States. Course examines the U.S. health care system, its politics, organization, and the financing of health services. It explores how federalism shapes the system and compares it with other industrialized countries. It also examines the social or non-medical determinants of health, and the limits of what health care alone can accomplish. Health disparities among ethnic and social groups feature centrally throughout.

Course Title

U.S. Health Policy and Politics

Course Code

POLS 212



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Prerequisite: Political Science 110 or higher or sophomore standing.


Also listed as Health and Society 212.

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