Health Care Marketplace: Competition, Regulation, and Reform (SC)
This short course will examine the legal and economic framework in which we provide medical care in the United States. How does that heavily-regulated market work? Does it deliver high-quality care effectively, ethically, and economically? Can it? How is that market regulated, and by whom? What are the prospects for improvement? These broad questions will be explored from the unique vantage point of an Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at a 22-hospital not-for-profit health system with an integrated health plan and more than $12 billion in annual revenues.
A take home examination will be distributed on the last day of the course in a sealed envelope. Students will be on their honor to draft their answers during the stated time upon opening the envelope, and to upload their answer document to LawWeb within 10 minutes thereafter. The deadline to upload an answer document to LawWeb is 4:30 pm (EST) two weeks after the last day of class.
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.