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Guest Speakers Discuss the Affordable Care Act

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January 22, 2013

This is an opportunity for students to speak with Supreme Court attorneys, Congressional staffers, and other prominent attorneys and experts who have worked directly on the new federal health care law.

There is room for 5-10 students to sit in on a class featuring these speakers. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you are interested, please RSVP promptly to Prof. Elena Baylis at

The class is Prof. Baylis’s Law-Making Seminar, which meets on Wednesday mornings. The speakers are participating by videoconference from Washington, DC, and the discussion will begin at 8:15 a.m. Here is the schedule of speakers with their bios:

Affordable Care Act
January 23: Legislating the ACA


January 30: Litigating the ACA

February 6: Implementing the ACA

  • Dan Brown ‘12, Senior State Policy Analyst, American Occupational Therapy Association. Mr. Brown advises AOTA members on implementation of the ACA.
  •  Sarah Dash, Research Professor and Project Director, Georgetown Health Policy Institute. Sarah is also a former Senior Health Policy Aide to Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Governor Bill Richardson’s presidential campaign. Ms. Dash is conducting a multi-state study of implementation of the ACA.
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