|May 30, 2012 |
As the fate of the two-year-old Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act rests on an upcoming Supreme Court decision, a Rockefeller Institute forum considered the efforts that led to the health reform law's passage, the potential outcome of court deliberations, and the impacts of the court's decision for New York and the nation.
Institute Fellow Richard Kirsch, author of the book Fighting For Our Health, launched the forum with a discussion of the politics surrounding the passage of the act two years ago. Attorney Henry M. Greenberg, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP, outlined potential decisions the Supreme Court could make as it considers the constitutionality of one of the act's key provisions, the so-called "individual mandate." James R. Knickman, president of the New York State Health Foundation, talked about the impact of those decisions on New York State.
Audio, video and a summary of the event are now available at the Institute's Web site.
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