Health Care Reform Conversation Comes to WCL
Panel discussion on constitutionality of proposed reforms, their potential impact on those receiving aid, and more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2009 – American University Washington College of Law (WCL) will host a Forum on “The Presidency of Barack Obama, the Legacy of Senator Kennedy: Has the Time for Health Care Reform Arrived?” The event is co-sponsored by Health Law and Policy, the Program on Law and Government, and the Health Law and Justice Initiative.
The topics of discussion include the constitutionality of individual and employer mandates, the "public option” in health care reform, the effect on the Medicare and Medicaid populations of reforms to the current health care system, universal coverage, and quality and cost issues.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Corrine Parver, practitioner-in-residence, and executive director of Health Law and Policy, Program on Law and Government.
“The goal of this Forum is to bring a heightened understanding to the legal ramifications of the health care reform debate,” said Parver. “We’ve identified an astute group of informed health policy experts, and look forward to answering some of the legal questions that surround this issue.”
Panelists include:Joel Michaels, partner, McDermott Will & Emery
- Jeffrey Mittleman, partner, Holland and Knight
- Carrie Valiant, partner, Epstein Becker & Green
- Jim Pyles, partner, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville
- Julie Barnes, New America Foundation
- Gwendolyn Majette, global health law scholar
- Ahavia Glaser, chief Medicare lobbyist, AARP
When: September 23, 2009
Where: American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016, Room 603
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