Health vs. Wealth

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Spring 2019 quarter

Taught by

We will explore the intersection where valued health care meets paid health care. In the health care arena, good intent is plagued by paradox and can yield under-funding and a mismatch with initial intent. Paradoxes and costs haunting prevention, access, and treatment will be reviewed. The books Redefining Health Care and The New Health Care System  aid our journey as will the video series, "Remaking American Medicine", "Sick Around the World," and "Sick Around America". We will consider the path of unintended consequences where piles of dollars are not the full answer to identified need.

Program Details

Fields of Study

health sustainability studies


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Tue 6-10pm

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning