Forum to Focus on Aftermath of Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Law

UCSF and UC Hastings experts will convene on Friday to discuss the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama's landmark domestic policy.

The event will be held on Friday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Toland Hall on the UCSF Parnassus campus. It will be taped for broadcast and posted online on UCTV.

The Supreme Court's decision is anticipated to have wide-reaching consequences or health care in America. The day after the ruling is announced on Thursday, UCSF will host a forum, "What Now? Health Reform in the Aftermath of the Supreme Court Decision," with experts who will discuss the legal significance of the decision and the practical implications for health care.

The forum is sponsored by UCSF’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, one of the nation’s premier centers for health policy and health services research, in conjunction with UC Hastings and the UCSF-UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy.

The panel of experts are:

  • Josh Adler, MD, chief medical officer, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital;
  • Andrew Bindman, MD, professor of medicine, health policy, epidemiology and biostatistics, UCSF;
  • David Faigman, JD, director UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium, John F. Digardi Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings; and
  • Jaime King, JD, PhD, associate directors, UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium, professor, UC Hastings.
Editor's note: Watch for ongoing UCSF coverage of this forum and reaction from health professionals and policy experts.