The Affordable Care Act at 10

September 27, 2019 at Yale Law School

On September 27, 2019, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School and the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine will cohost a landmark conference examining “The Affordable Care Act at 10.”

The conference will bring together some of the most important players involved in the Affordable Care Act’s passage and implementation as well as an interdisciplinary group of prominent scholars to assess the legislation’s successes, shortcomings, and future.

The conference will lay the groundwork for a cutting-edge edited volume of the same title to be released in March 2020 on the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.


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The conference will be organized around the following four panels and themes. Precise times, room locations, and additional details will be added here as the conference date approaches. Join the Solomon Center mailing list to receive updates on the conference.

Panel 1: The Goals of Health Care Reform

Panel 2: The Politics of Enactment and Implementation

Panel 3: The Impact of the ACA

Panel 4: The Future of the ACA


This list of speakers is subject to change. 


Joseph Antos, PhD, Wilson H. Taylor Resident Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute.

Joel Ario, JD, MDiv, Managing Director, Manatt Health; former Director, Office of Health Insurance Exchanges, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Nicholas Bagley, JD, Professor of Law, The University of Michigan Law School.

Katherine Baicker, PhD, Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

David Blumenthal, MD, President, The Commonwealth Fund; former Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; former Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer, Partners Healthcare System in Boston; former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 2009 – 2011.

Eric Cantor, JD, MA, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company; former Majority Leader, United States House of Representatives, 2011-2014.

James Capretta, MA, Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair at the American Enterprise Institute.

Paul Clement, JD, MPhil, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; former Solicitor General of the United States from 2005 to 2008; counsel for the states challenging the ACA in NFIB v. Sebelius, as well as the private parties in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores.

Jonathan Cohn, Senior National Correspondent, HuffPost; author of Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis—and the People Who Pay the Price.

Carrie Colla, PhD, Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Research.

Leemore Dafny, PhD, Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Faculty, Kennedy School of Government; former Deputy Director for Health Care and Antitrust, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, PhD, MD, MSc, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania; former Special Advisor for Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the White House, 2009 – 2011.

Abbe Gluck, JD, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School; Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale Medical School.

Jacob Hacker, PhD, Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science, Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University.

Nicole Huberfeld, JD, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law; Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health.

Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, JD, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Emeritus, Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Steven Pearson, MD, MSc, Founder and President, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER); former Special Advisor on Technology and Coverage Policy, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2005 – 2006.

Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, Founding Chair of the Department of Health Policy, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.

Rachel Sachs, JD, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis.

Kathleen Sebelius, MPA, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009 – 2014.

Benjamin Sommers, PhD, MD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., JD, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson; former Solicitor General of the United States, 2011 – 2016.


National Academy of Social Insurance

Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Yale Health Law and Policy Society

Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Yale School of Management Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership