8 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2008 Last revised: 2 Oct 2015
Date Written: December 2, 2008
This brief essay, appearing in a regular column on "Teaching Health Law," describes the author's experience using the Michael Moore film, "Sicko," in the classroom. Students were assigned to watch the film and discuss relevant legal rules and policy issues in health care financing, health care reform, and public health law. The "Teaching Health Law" column is intended to share pedagogical experiences and insights among health law professors. This article also provides a summary of the substantive health laws implicated by the film.
Keywords: Health law, health policy, popular culture, film
JEL Classification: D11, D31, D63, D62, H51, H53, H55, I11, I18, I31, K32, N30
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