By using a case study, students identify different interests that can compete when formulating health policy.
Before the class, students read a case study regarding Medicare Catastrophic Coverage. Emily Largent assigns each of the students a role based on the key players in the case study. The students are asked to think about Medicare Catastrophic from the perspective of their assigned role. Then, they engage in a discussion about what the interests are of their particular stakeholder. They identify competing interests, possible points of collaboration, and possible policy solutions. After the activity, the class compares what they had decided with what actually happened in the aftermath of the case study.