The Affordable Care Act Turns Five


The Affordable Care Act Turns Five

Friday, April 17, 2015

Keynote Speaker:

Kathleen Sebelius

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Sponsored by:

The Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and Insurance Law Center at

UConn Law School

Please join us for an in-depth consideration of the first five tumultuous years of the Affordable Care Act—and predictions for its future.  Our keynote speaker, Kathleen Sebelius, was the Secretary of Health & Human Services during and after the ACA’s passage.  Our panelists will include leading economists, law professors, and industry representatives who have spent much of their last five years thinking about the one of the most hotly-debated laws in American history. 

The event will take place in the William F. Starr Hall on the Law School campus in Hartford, Connecticut. Registration is free and breakfast and lunch provided for those who register by April 13, 2015.

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Symposium Agenda


8:00-8:45       Registration, Breakfast, & Opening Remarks

8:45-10:00   PANEL ONE: The ACA Today Moderator: Brendan S. Maher,  Mark Hall (Wake Forest University School of Law)
, Timothy S. Jost (Washington and Lee University School of Law), Amy B. Monahan (University of Minnesota Law School), Elizabeth Weeks Leonard (University of Georgia School of Law)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:30   PANEL TWO: Rethinking & Reform Moderator: Jill Anderson,  Kyle D. Logue (University of Michigan Law School)
, Patricia A. McCoy (Boston College Law School), William M. Sage (University of Texas Law School


11:30-1:00  Lunch & Keynote Address :  Kathleen Sebelius (former Governor of Kansas and & Secretary of HHS)


1:00-2:20  PANEL THREE: Views of the Cathedral Moderator: Radha Pathak, Brian Galle (Boston College Law School)
, Abbe R. Gluck (Yale Law School)
, Jessica L. Roberts (University of Houston Law Center), Daniel Schwarcz (University of Minnesota Law School)

2:20-3:35  PANEL FOUR: ACA Economics Moderator: Peter Siegelman, Amanda E. Kowalski (Department of Economics, Yale University), Ellen R. Meara (Department of Economics, Dartmouth College), Mark V. Pauly (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)

3:35-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00   PANEL FIVE: Living in an ACA World Moderator: John A. Cogan, Nima Farzan (Chief Operating Officer, PaxVax)
, Charles Klippel (Deputy General Counsel, Aetna), 
Thomas Leonardi (Former Connecticut Insurance Commissioner)


Please contact Patricia Carbray with any questions.