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308.680.11 Health Care and Congress: Perspective From K Street

Health Policy and Management
Summer Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Thu 06/13/2013 - Fri 06/14/2013
Class Times:
  • Th F,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Pamela Davis
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Introduces the roles and functions of the entire legislative process -- from bill introduction, to committee markup, to the enactment of legislation. Throughout this process, students also examine the essential role of congressional lobbyists in shaping health care policy stemming from coalition building, knowing your opponents, organizing grassroots and campaign contribution efforts, identifying key Members of Congress and staff, working with the Administration, testifying on Capitol Hill, and knowing what and what not to tell your constituency. Using a case-study approach, students walk through the process of how an idea goes from an organization into federal or state law.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. explain the process involved in creating health care law
Methods of Assessment:

Students are evaluated on class participation and a final paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required