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Friday, July 6, 2012

Join BYHP for Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court: The Future of Healthcare Reform

Whether you're in healthcare or law or just curious about the effect of the Affordable Care Act on the consumer experience,  Boston Young Healthcare Professionals invites you to a great opportunity to learn more about this complex subject.

The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will dramatically impact healthcare, law and politics for years to come. On Wednesday, July 18, join BYHP and legal and healthcare professionals for Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court: The Future of Healthcare Reform to learn from a panel of experts about how the Supreme Court decision will affect your field, from biotech to provider to payer to lawyer and beyond. The event will be a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded young leaders in Boston--register now!
Sponsored by Boston Young Healthcare Professionals, Providers for Progress, the Indian Medical Association of New England, and the South Asian Bar Association.

Event Details:
  • Where: Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education at Tufts University, Room 114, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111.
  • When: July 18, 7:00-9:00 pm.
  • Who: Members of the sponsoring organizations and their guests. 
  • Tickets: Register here! General public: $12 in advance, $15 at the door; if you are a member of a sponsoring organization, please contact them for an access code to register for free.
  • Format: Panel discussion and Q&A. There will be time for informal conversations and networking following the panel. 
  • Appetizers and cash bar. 
Questions? Contact Katie by email.

Panelists: 
  • Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA: senior fellow at New England Health Institute, a Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Policy Fellow (Harvard Medical School/Harvard Kennedy School) as well as chair-elect of the American College of Physicians Council of Associates. Dr. Bhatt is a former President of American Medical Student Association and Zuckerman Fellow at the Kennedy School. He is interested in innovation in community health delivery and will provide the clinican's perspective on federal policy changes on the panel. 
  • Renee Landers, Esq.: professor of Health Law and Administrative Law at Suffolk University Law School.  Most recently, Prof. Landers co-authored a definitive article on the Affordable Care Act in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled: Perspective, Supreme Court Review of the Health Care Reform Law, (366 NEW ENG. J. MED. 977 (2012)).  Prof. Landers has spoken in various media outlets with respect to the Affordable Care Act, most notably CNN and NECN.  Always a trailblazer in the legal profession, Prof. Landers is the first woman attorney of color to serve as President of the Boston Bar Association.
  • Amy Lischko, PhD: associate professor of public health at Tufts University School of Medicine and fellow at the Pioneer Institute. Dr. Lischko is a former commissioner of the State's Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and former director of Health Policy under Governor Mitt Romney. Dr. Lischko has published numerous journal articles on Massachusetts health care reform and health policy more broadly. 
  • Regina Rockefeller, Esq.: partner at Nixon Peabody's Health Services Group.  Ms. Rockefeller has been selected as a “Hero of the Field, a health care attorney whose clients consistently sing her praises” by the Massachusetts Medical Law Report’s 4th Annual Rx for Excellence Awards (2011).  She has published numerous health law articles on topics of importance to health care providers. She served as the only lawyer on the Massachusetts Medical Society Task Force on Hospital Conversions and Mergers. Ms. Rockefeller represents and advises hospitals, physicians, group medical practices, accountable care organizations, captive insurers, faculty medical practice plans, continuing care retirement communities and other health care providers. She also advises health care providers on cost-effective compliance with HIPAA, HITECH and state data breach laws and defends health care professionals before state licensing boards.

Marisa Levine
Executive Board
Boston Young Healthcare Professionals