Public Health Insurance
This course provides background on the history, growth and issues surrounding managed health care and health insurance. Among the items covered are the development of group practice, types of managed care, the HMO-effect versus favorable selection, costs, ratings and alternative forms of insurance.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Be familiar with the birth and growth of health insurance
- Be familiar with basic alternative insurance
- Be able to describe the HMO effect
- Understand the benefits and costs of managed care
- Understand the basic economics of health care
Michael A. Morrisey, Ph.D.
UAB School of Public Health
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Public Health Insurance
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