As a follow-up to the movie Sicko – this assignment will help you to better understand the complexities and the deficiencies of the United States Health Care system. You will have time in class to work on the assignment on Monday and Tuesday. Assignment in full is due on Thursday May 17.
One portion of the assignment – maybe the most important part – encourages you to sit down and talk about your family health care coverage with your parents. It is optional. I will provide some kind of extra credit follow up on that assignment. Like the RWE Personal Economics assignment on Paying for College – the interaction with your parents on such a sensitive topic can be difficult, but useful for both of you.
If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m in a conference on Monday and Tuesday, however I will have my computer up and on and will monitor emails. Drop me a line if you need some help…
- Time Magazine – America’s Health Checkup
- Time Mag Questions
- Graph #1 Total Cost
- Graph #2 Life Expectancy
- Graph #3 Smoking
- Graph #4 Top Killers
- Graph #5 Paying for HC
Letter to Parents on family health care policy. Health Care Coverage Survey.