IC Honors Seminar Spotlight: Political Economy of Healthcare

Interested in taking Professor Donald Beachler’s course on the Political Economy of Health Care? Maybe you’re considering learning more about health care in our modern society and how it affects our daily lives? Not sure what you might be in for? Look no further!

While focused on the United States, the course will include frequent comparison and evaluation of health care politics and policies in other wealthy nations. The course will explore the evolution of health care policy in the United States. The sources of the extremely high cost of health care in the U.S. will be a major concern of this section of the seminar. Health care issues also involve what are often referred to as the culture wars. The ongoing battle over the mandatory inclusion of contraception in health care plans in the United States is an example of this phenomenon and will be included in the course.

Some of the books in the course will include:

Check em out! If you have any questions, you can always shoot Professor Beachler an email at beachler@ithaca.edu.