Although healthcare is something none of us can live without (literally), it has become a most contentious and divisive subject in the United States. Your students will enjoy discussing the peculiarities of the US healthcare system. Enjoy!
This lesson is appropriate for adult English language learners at the advanced level, but is adaptable for upper-intermediate learners. It has a discussion phase, vocabulary study phase, a reading/listening passage followed by reading/listening comprehension questions, and finally some role-play activities. I have used it in individual and large group settings, and found it to be a very flexible and useful resource.