From Obamacare to Trumpcare

Academic Year

The number of elderly Americans is projected to increase significantly over the next few decades. Life expectancy is still increasing; millions of Americans still lack adequate health insurance; health care costs are rising at a rate higher than the general inflation rate; and the Administration is attempting to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act or to allow it to wither away by regulatory inaction. The course will cover: 1. Federal pension law under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code; 2. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and benefits, including policy and financial issues; and 3. The evolving rules under the Affordable Care Act, as subsequently revised, relating to access to health care, how health care is provided and financed, patient protections, employer-provided benefits and quality improvement.