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Alternate years
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Explores the health care sector and health policy issues from an economic perspective. Topics include the production of and demand for health and health care, moral hazard and adverse selection in insurance markets, information asymmetries in physician-patient relationships, regulation and payment systems for providers, medical technology, the pharmaceutical industry, Medicare, Medicaid and other social insurance programs, and national health care reform and comparisons to other countries. Prerequisites: Economics 111, 112. One unit.

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