Elizabeth Pendo, Telling Stories About Health Insurance: Using New Films in the Classroom, 5 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 269 (2005), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/978
In keeping with the theme of "The Mass Media's Influence on Health Law and Policy," this essay is designed to share my experience using clips from three recent popular films as a method of enhancing coverage and discussion of legal and policy issues surrounding the private health insurance system, and to provide some practical advice for others interested in doing the same. It builds upon a presentation that I gave along with Professors Timothy S. Hall and Ross D. Silverman at the 2004 Health Law Teachers Conference entitled "Health Law, Policy and Media," and was inspired by Professor Paul Bergman's entertaining and informative essay, Teaching Evidence the 'Reel' Way. I am grateful to the Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy for the invitation to contribute to this issue.