From hospitals to health insurance to pharmaceuticals, today’s health care industries are increasingly dominated by monopolies. This class will explore the causes and effects of corporate consolidation and market concentration; how monopoly power in health care and other parts of the economy threatens the health and wellbeing of nurses, patients, and our communities; and what nurses can do to fight the monopoly epidemic.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the drivers of increasing monopolization in health care
- Describe the health and socioeconomic impacts of this trend
- Explain how to address the monopoly epidemic through collective action, regulation, and comprehensive health care reform like Medicare for All.
Instructor: Chris Nielsen
This will be a 1-hour online class via Zoom for 1 hour of continuing education credits.
CE courses are free to National Nurses United members. Classes are only offered to direct-care and staff RNs. CE courses are also available to at-large members. Learn more about becoming an at-large member here.
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