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All About Health Care

In these lesson plans, high school students will explore health care topics including the nature of insurance, public programs like Medicare, and the national debt.

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Medicare and the National Debt

In this economics lesson, students will discuss the value we place on guaranteeing quality health care to the elderly.
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Financial Markets…
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The History of Medicare

In this economics lesson, students will learn that Medicare was the fulfillment of what was believed to be Social Security.
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Insurance, Roles of Government
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Break a Leg

In this economics lesson, students will learn about the basic components and terminology of individual health insurance.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Consumers…
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Policy Perspectives on Medicare

In this interactive activity, students think critically about Medicare policy choices from the perspectives of varied personas.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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