The course will consist of two central components of the health system - ethics and insurance/regulation. A study of the major philosophical points of view by presenting an array of ethical theories that can be used to analyze both general issues and particualr cases. It is designed to introduce students to current ethical dilemmas in the healthcare field and to develop their ability to think critically aboout these issues. Contemporary issues concerning the rights of patients, genetic testing, and the right to healthcare will be discussed. It will consist of an examination of the major forms of health insurance and associated regulations with a special emphasis dedicated to Medicare, Medicaid and access to insurance. Prereq: HCM 101.