•Classes until Spring Break: 30 (45% of year done)
•Grades Updated on 2/9 (# of F’s: 15, # of A’s: 84)
•Current event project same for Second Semester, 100 pts due by 3/17
•Quiz 1 Friday, 2/17
•Write Your Rep Project Part 1 (research notes/edited letter/sent letter confirmations/anticipated response paragraph) due 3/1 – instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQeHpqSTl0NTY5M0U/view?usp=sharing – ideas for causes/topics to write on (you must be signed in to CSD Google account to view/edit): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1COuaKpKRyqugPOc1EpOqNgCRZsUaAZCkpv9o6WgOa7k/edit?usp=sharing
•Make a meaningful contribution to the CWI news source page and get 5 free points on the current event project (you must log in under your camas google account): https://goo.gl/25rdeg
•Review Last Class
•Sections of film “Sicko” – currently viewable here: https://vimeo.com/76646445 – complete questions to accompany excerpts: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdGlhWTVacDE5V3M/view?usp=sharing
1.Bill Clinton tried and failed to reform healthcare in 1993, partly because of who he choose to lead the effort. Who was it? Why was his choice controversial?
2.What did opponents of the reform label it as?
3.What is the special interest group called the AMA? What’d they think of the ‘93 reform plan?
4.How can large American companies that dislike a bill in the US Congress try to defeat it and prevent it from being passed in the first place?
5.A difficult problem to solve in American politics is the “revolving door syndrome,” whereby a politician creates laws friendly to an industry (but not necessarily to the rest of the country), then soon thereafter does what?
6.Though usually portrayed as negative, “revolving door politics” are understandable and/or defendable – how/why?
7.What’s an obvious difference between the American and Canadian approaches to healthcare? How are they still the same?
Identify techniques one-sided (“propaganda”) films/documentaries use to influence your thinking
Compare and contrast the US approach to healthcare to Canada, Britain and France