Media Advisory: Berkeley experts to assess court rulings on Affordable Care Act

ATTENTION: Reporters covering the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, U.S. politics and health care policy

WHAT: A panel of University of California, Berkeley, experts will address the major consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

They will explore what the decision means for future health reform, constitutional law, medical care, the insurance market, insurance premiums, public policy, politics and more.

The program will be free. It will be open to the campus community and general public.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 2

The program follows the ruling by a few days to allow thorough review and analysis of the high court’s majority and dissenting opinions.

WHERE: Room 132, UC Berkeley Law School, South Addition, located at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Bancroft Way. Click here for directions.

WHO: UC Berkeley public policy professor John Ellwood, also the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Scholars in Health Policy Research program at UC Berkeley and UCSF, will moderate the panel.

The experts will briefly present their assessments before opening the forum to discussion and questions from the audience.

Panelists will include:

  • Jesse Choper, professor of law and expert on constitutional law who has written about the Supreme Court
  • Stephen Shortell, dean of the School of Public Health and authority on implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Brad DeLong, professor of economics and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Economic Policy and expert on political economy
  • Ann O’Leary, a lecturer in health law, and an expert in health law and the U.S. health care system’s financing and organization
  • Ann Marie Marciarille, a lecturer and expert on health care law

DETAILS: The program is sponsored by the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Program.   It will be videotaped and posted on YouTube, and webcast, later. It also will appear on UCTV Prime.