2012 The Affordable Care Act: The Constitutionality of Reform, Its Implementation and Implications

Held: Friday, February 17, 2012, 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Vanderbilt Hall Greenberg Lounge 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The New York University Annual Survey of American Law invites you to attend our 2012 symposium, “The Affordable Care Act: The Constitutionality of Reform, Its Implementation and Implications.” Leading up to review of the healthcare legislation by the Supreme Court of the United States, this event will address the legal and practical issues following enactment of the much-debated Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The event will feature three moderated panels, which will present a multifaceted view of the legislation, challenges to its constitutionality, and its implications for individuals and health care service providers. The first panel, “Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Constitutional?” will explore the constitutional arguments for and against the Act as the Supreme Court prepares to hold oral argument on these issues. The second panel, “State and Federal Health Care Implementation Strategies,” will explore the various methods for implementation of health care reform by federal and state administrations. Finally, the third panel, “Economic and Business Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” will examine the ways in which the Act might improve, harm, or alter the delivery of health services to insurance beneficiaries, affect the health of the population, and change the business of healthcare providers.

CLE Credit will be provided for full-day participation.

Keynote Address: Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD

Panel #1: Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Constitutional?

Moderator

Sylvia Law, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law, Medicine and Psychiatry, New York University School of Law

Panelists

Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Services Management and Policy, The George Washington University Law School

Mark Hall, Fred D. and Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

E. Duncan Getchell, Solicitor General of Virginia

Panel #2: State and Federal Health Care Implementation Strategies

Moderator
Michael S. Sparer, Department Chair, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

Panelists

Susan E. Voss, Commissioner, Iowa Insurance Division

Alan Weil, Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy

Shannon McMahon, Director of Coverage and Access, Center for Health Care Strategies

Steve Larsen, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Panel #3: Economic and Business Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Moderator

Sujit Choudhry, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Panelists

Eleonor Kinney, Hall Render Professor of Law Emeritus and Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Timothy Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law

David Hyman, Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Professor, University of Illinois College of Law

Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law