Healthcare

October 3, 2017
  On September 26, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate Republicans did not have enough votes to pass yet another bill designed to "repeal and replace" the…
November 4, 2014
Gathering Share one thing that has stood out for you about reporting on the Ebola outbreak since a Liberian man infected with the disease died in Dallas. If you did the earlier lesson plan on Ebola…
October 29, 2014
Note to teacher:    This lesson provides factual information to students about Ebola.  Providing accurate information about the disease may help prevent misinformed students from targeting…
October 29, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa and irrational reactions to it in the U.S. are creating challenges in some schools.  In some cases, students from Africa - or students who are thought to be from…
October 27, 2013
To the Teacher:   Beginning in early October 2013, most of the major provisions of the healthcare law called the Affordable Care Act (popularly known as "Obamacare") began to take effect. These…
April 7, 2010
To the Teacher: An introductory reading below provides students with an overview of the competing views about the new health insurance legislation. The first student reading below outlines: 1)…
December 9, 2009
Objectives Students will: share what they know about the healthcare debate look at the notion of healthcare versus health insurance engage in an activity about health insurance think critically…
September 16, 2009
To the Teacher   The health insurance debate is likely to be with us at least until late in the fall and offers a teachable moment for students to consider what many regard as the country's most…
July 21, 2009
To the Teacher: The readings describe and present explanations for the behavior of people who work in bureaucracies of three large organizations and the effects of such behavior. In the first…
May 20, 2009
To the Teacher:   Healthcare reform was a major issue in the presidential campaign and has become even more important to many Americans since the severe recession hit. Millions have lost their jobs…