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, University of Chicago

12:00-1:15 PM Lunch

  • Introduction by Dean Michael Schill, University of Chicago
    Law School
  • John Cochrane, University of Chicago

1:15-2:30 PM “Delivery Reform and Implementation.”

  • Helen Levy, University of Michigan and
  • Nick Bagley , University of Michigan
  • Meredith Rosenthal, Harvard University
  • Einer Elhauge, Harvard University
  • Moderator: David Dranove, Northwestern University

2:30-2:45 PM Break

2:45-4:00 PM “Healthcare Costs and Innovation”

  • Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University
  • Tomas Philipson, University of Chicago and
  • Anupam Jena, Harvard University
  • Anup Malani, University of Chicago and
  • Darius Lakdawalla, University of Southern California
  • Moderator: Robert Kaestner, University of Illinois - Chicago

4:00-5:15PM “Insurance Markets”

  • Richard Epstein, University of Chicago
  • Jim Rebitzer, Boston University
  • Moderator: Harold Pollack, University of Chicago

5:30 PM Adjourn

5:30-6:30 PM Post-conference cocktail reception

Michael H. Schill
Anup Malani