On Friday, February 24, 2012, the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal will present a symposium addressing access to healthcare, including the Affordable Care Act’s implementation in California and impacts on healthcare access. Through panel discussions, the Symposium will provide a forum for open communication and rich discussion. For more information and to register, click here -- it's free and open to the public!
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Remarks by Robert Gnaizda, Co-Founder, California Rural Legal Assistance; Co-Founder, Public Advocates; Co-Founder, The Greenlining Institute
Panel 1: The Arrival of Healthcare Reform: What is the ACA?
Ben Geyerhahn, J.D., Managing Principal, Hudson TG
Rene Bowser, J.D., LL.M., Professor
Commentator: Professor Ann Marie Marciarille, UC Hastings College of the Law
Panel 2: Access Denied: Who Needs Increased Access to Healthcare?
Dr. Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH, The California Endowment
Ignatius Bau, J.D., Independent Health Policy Consultant
Dr. Ricky Choi, M.D., MPH, FAAP, Department Head of Pediatrics at Asian Health Services Community Health Center
Commentator: Sarah Wessels
Keynote by Professor Thomas Greaney, J.D., St. Louis University School of Law
Panel 3: Exploring the Iron Triangle: Will the ACA improve Cost, Quality, and Access?
Anthony Wright, Executive Director of Health Access
Tangerine Brigham, Director of Healthy San Francisco
Susan Berke Fogel, J.D., National Health Law Program
Tom Williams, Executive Director of Integrated Healthcare Association
Commentator: Professor Jaime King, UC Hastings College of the Law
Panel 4 - Real Solutions From the Ground Up
Heather Young, Dean, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
Raegan Joern, J.D., Rubicon
David Chase, Small Business Majority
Dr. Timothy Cutler, UCSF School of Pharmacy
Commentator: Professor Gail Silverstein, UC Hastings College of the Law
Thank You and End of Symposium