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Health Care and Congress: Perspective from K Street

Washington, DC
Winter Institute
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Start Date
Monday, January 8, 2024
End Date
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Class Time(s)
This course will be offered January 8-9, 2024.
M, Tu, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2023
Introduces the roles and functions of the entire legislative process -- from bill introduction, to committee markup, to the enactment of legislation. Throughout this process, students also examine the essential role of congressional lobbyists in shaping health care policy stemming from coalition building, knowing your opponents, organizing grassroots and campaign contribution efforts, identifying key Members of Congress and staff, working with the Administration, testifying on Capitol Hill, and knowing what and what not to tell your constituency. Using a case-study approach, students walk through the process of how an idea goes from an organization into federal or state law.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the process involved in creating health care law
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 40% Participation
  • 60% Final Paper
Special Comments

This course will be offered for 2 days in the HPM Winter Institute. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than February 2, 2024.