ECON 1107

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

The healthcare debate is one of the most contentious issues of our generation, and for good reason. The United States health care system accounts for 17.2% of US GDP and around 25% of the Federal Government's budget. But the healthcare system isn't just a policy question, it impacts us each individually. Visiting doctors, dealing with insurance, seeing the 1.45% Medicare deduction on every paycheck, the healthcare systems' is ever-present. However, as inescapable as it is, the healthcare system is also often incomprehensible. This course will introduce you to the basics of the US healthcare system along with basic economic ideas. It will help you understand both the United States health care system and your own health care choices.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17850ECON 1107  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute