A Student-Designed Independent Study Course Compares Models for Healthcare

While Congress is considering replacements for the Affordable Care Act over the next few months, a group of MBA students will be studying what the U.S. can learn from other healthcare systems. The students, who say that they were inspired by the uncertain future of the U.S. healthcare system, designed the course, themselves.

“We’ll be studying socialized medical systems—what they do well and what aspects we may be able to incorporate into our system,” says Kayla Ringelheim ’18, SPH ’18, one of the students who designed the course. “An entire single-payer system might not be feasible in America, but there’s still a lot to learn from those systems.”