Course Detail: O-HEALT - Nobody Knew Health Care Was This Complex": History of U.S. Health Care

Why is U.S. health care so complicated and expensive, and how did it get this way? We will use the history of medicine (e.g., discovery of DNA) and public health to organize the class as we work through the story of the U.S. health care system. Through lectures, reading, and class discussions of the Health Industrial Complex and its history, we shall shed a little light on why we have the most expensive health care, and some of best and worst health outcomes, in the developed world. Required book: Health Care in America, a History, John C. Burnam, ISBN 9781421416083, USM price $34.95.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Annual Membership

 Session Detail:  OPFA17HEALT (12 seats (48%) remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 09/13/17 and ending on 11/01/17
Times: 09:30am - 11:30am
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Price: OLLI Course : $50.00

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Joel Kallich
Joel Kallich
Biography: Joel Kallich (PhD, Medical Sociology, Boston University) has taught at UCLA, MCPHS, Northeastern and Boston Universities. He has worked at the RAND Corporation, Office of the Inspector General of DHHS, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Amgen, and now is on the board of Maine's Community Health Options. No image available

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Wishcamper Center
44 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101