The human right to health care is widely debated and has a significant impact on the development and implementation of health policy. The right to health is ambiguous and difficult to define, however perceptions regarding these potential rights play an important role in the success of future healthcare delivery. This course will highlight uncertainties and explore different facets of health care rights using both US domestic and international examples. There will be a focus on discerning what health care actually means and the services to which we are entitled, if at all. The topics to be discussed include US health policy and systems of care, other countries' health systems, end-of-life care, preventative medicine and family planning.