Teaching Sicko

8 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2008 Last revised: 2 Oct 2015

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Elizabeth Weeks

University of Georgia School of Law

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

Suggested Citation

Leonard, Elizabeth, Teaching Sicko (December 2, 2008). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 37, p. 139, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1310367

Elizabeth Leonard (Contact Author)

University of Georgia School of Law ( email )

225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.uga.edu/profile/elizabeth-weeks-leonard

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