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Health Care and Congress: Perspective From K Street

Washington, DC
Winter Inst. term
Health Policy and Management
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Mon 01/06/2020 - Tue 01/07/2020
Class Times:
  • M Tu,  8:30am - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
  • Patrick A. Hope
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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Participation
  • 60% Final Paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course will be offered for 2 days in the HPM Winter Institute. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than February 7, 2020. Students who took this course as a special studies (301.869.51) should not retake this class.