Prerequisites: RCC. * This course will focus on the federal legislative and regulatory process in the health care arena. It will address the process of how health care laws are developed, enacted, and implemented through the regulatory process. It will examine the role of congressional committees, the congressional budget office, MedPAC, think tanks and stakeholders in developing health related legislation. We will discuss the ways in which the political branches, namely Congress and the President, influence agencies' substantive health policy making process. Finally, some consideration will be given to legislative and regulatory drafting. Satisfies the administrative law requirement.