Health Care Economics
The U.S. health care system continues toyexperience problems in the financing,yorganization, and delivery of health careyservices. Costs are increasing at unsustainableyrates while fewer employers are offering healthyinsurance to their employees. While the U.S.yleads the world in money spent on health care, ityranks low on most measures of health status. Thisycourse will examine how economic analysis can beyapplied to health care. Students successfullyycompleting this course will be able to: 1)yunderstand economic theory and terminology as theyyrelate to health care; 2) apply economic theory toyhealth care problems and issues; 3) comprehend theyinteractions between both the private and publicysectors in the struggle to find workable solutionsyto health care problems and issues; and 4) analyzeyand evaluate various health care policy proposalsyto determine feasible solutions. Prerequisite:yECO-203. Offered alternate spring terms.