- Understand the history and evolution of government involvement in health care into the present day.
- Explain major government health care programs.
- Identify important health care policy issues.
- Discuss concerns over and actions to address rising health care costs.
- Describe the role of managed care organizations.
- Explain measures that can be taken to reduce health care costs.
- Identify the role that quality of care plays in the health care system.
- Analyze selected issues in health care policy.