Conference on the Future of Health Care Reform in the U.S.

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:00am - 5:30pm

Organized by Michael Schill, Dean and Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, Kenneth Polonsky, Richard T. Crane Distinguished Service Professor, Dean and EVP for Medical Affairs, Biological Sciences Division and Pritzker School of Medicine,  Anup Malani, Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law, and David Meltzer, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Associated Faculty Member in the Harris School and the Department of



This conference is supported in part by the Center for Health and the Social Sciences' biannual Fallon Lecture Series on Health and Law. We also thank the Sidley-Austin Foundation for their generous support.

In what aims to be the high-point of the health care reform debate, researchers from top universities and research institutes around the country will convene to discuss the legal and economic implications of the Affordable Care Act for future reforms.

While there is no fee to attend, we request that you please respond before October 1, 2012, to, to reserve your place at this important conference and at the conference luncheon. Or, if you prefer, you may register over the phone by contacting Andrew Dawson at (773) 702-8988.


8:30-8:45 AM  Welcome
                        Dean Michael Schill, University of Chicago Law School
                        Dr. Mark Siegler, Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

8:45-9:45 AM “Post-Mortem on NFIB v. Sebelius”

  • Carter Phillips, Co-Chair - Executive Committee, Sidley Austin
  • Jonathan Adler, Case Western Reserve University
  • Moderator: Aziz Huq, University of Chicago

9:45-10:30 AM “Healthcare and the Budget”

  • Charles Blahous, Hoover Institution
  • Discussant: David Weisbach, University of Chicago

10:30-10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM-12:00 PM “Coverage Expansion and Market Reform”

  • Amanda Kowalski, Yale University and
  • Jonathan Kolstad, University of Pennsylvania
  • Steve Parente, University of Minnesota
  • Sarah Taubman, Harvard University
  • Moderator: David Meltzer, Unive