The Affordable Care Act at 10

The Affordable Care Act at 10

September 26–27, 2019 at Yale Law School

On September 26 & 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 scholars to assess the legislation’s successes, shortcomings, and future.

The conference marks the upcoming release of a groundbreaking book — coauthored by the conference speakers and other prominent scholars — on March 23, 2020, the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday Keynote Address and Reception

Rahm Emanuel, former Mayor of Chicago, 2011-2019; former White House Chief of Staff, 2009-2010.

Friday, September 27, 2019

8:45 AM -10:15 AM 

Panel 1: The Goals of Health Care Reform

Joseph Antos, Joel Ario, Nancy-Ann DeParle, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Jason Levitis

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM     

Panel 2: The Politics of Enactment and Implementation

Jonathan Cohn, Abbe Gluck, Nicole Huberfeld, Donald Verrilli

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM     

Friday Keynote Address

Kathleen Sebelius, MPA, President and CEO, Sebelius Resources LLC; former Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, 2009-2014.

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM     

Panel 3: The Impact of the ACA

David Blumenthal, Carrie Colla, Leemore Dafny, Ezekiel Emanuel, Benjamin Sommers

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   

Panel 4: The Future of Health Care 

Nicholas Bagley, Jacob Hacker, Sara Rosenbaum, Rachel Sachs

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Closing Reception


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.

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.

Nancy-Ann DeParle, JD, MA, Partner, Consonance Capital; former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, 2011-2013. 

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.

Rahm Emanuel, MA, former Mayor of Chicago, 2011-2019; former White House Chief of Staff, 2009-2010.

Howard Forman, MD, MBA, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Public Health (Health Policy), Management, and Economics, Yale University.

Abbe R. 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.

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, President and CEO, Sebelius Resources LLC; former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009-2014.

Benjamin Sommers, PhD, MD, 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.


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