579 - Affordable Care Act Seminar (2)

This seminar will examine the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, exploring the objectives of the Act as well as the impact that implementation and legal challenges have had on the likelihood that the Act's objectives will be achieved. Topics will include an overview of healthcare delivery in the U.S., the Affordable Care Act's structure, legal challenges and interpretative issues such as Medicaid expansion, the individual mandate, challenges to availability of subsidies, the essential health benefits and related requirements (i.e., contraceptive mandate, preventive screenings, etc.), and current and future developments in healthcare reform. The students undertake a substantial research and writing project. Enrollment limit.