Health & The Supreme Court: 2014-2015 Year in Review

Health & The Supreme Court: 2014-2015 Year in Review
Wednesday, July 8th, 12pm - 1pm, Toland Hall  UCSF Parnassus
The Consortium is pleased to present its annual review of Supreme Court decisions impacting health and policy. A panel of experts from UC Hastings College of the Law and UCSF will provide overview and analysis of the following key cases:
Panel Moderator: Dan Dohan, PhD, Co-Director of the UCSF/ UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy. Professor and Deputy Director at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS).
 King v. Burwell (Federal tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act),presented by Jaime King, Co-Director of the UCSF/ UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, Executive Editor of The Source for Competitive Healthcare, and Co-Director of the Concentration on Law and Health Sciences
• Obergefell v. Hodges (Same sex marriage), presented by Stuart Gaffney, Marriage Equality USA's Communications Director; Project Director at UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and John Lewis, Legal and Policy Director of Marriage Equality USA; author of one of the amicus briefs in Obergefell v. Hodges
 North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC (Authority of state licensing boards), presented by Jaime King, Co-Director of the UCSF/ UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, Executive Editor of The Source for Competitive Healthcare, and Co-Director of the Concentration on Law and Health Sciences
 Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center (Medicaid reimbursement rates), presented by Jaime King, Co-Director of the UCSF/ UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, Executive Editor of The Source for Competitive Healthcare, and Co-Director of the Concentration on Law and Health Sciences

Daniel Dohan, PhD, is Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy. A Professor of Health Policy and Social Medicine in the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Dan also serves as the Institute’s Deputy Director. Dan’s work focuses on understanding and enhancing the culture of medicine. His research examines biomedical research policies and practices; he teaches courses on health policy and qualitative research methods; and, along with Jaime King, he is leading development of a new MS in Health Policy and Law to be jointly offered by UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law starting in 2016. Dan received his PhD in sociology at UC Berkeley, was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, and published his dissertation as The Price of Poverty: Money, Work, and Culture in the Mexican-American Barrio (UC Press).

John Lewis is the Legal and Policy Director of Marriage Equality USA and author of one of the amicus briefs in Obergefell v. Hodges.  His husband Stuart Gaffney is Marriage Equality USA's Communications Director and a Project Director at UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.  Together for 28 years, Stuart and John were one of the first ten couples married in San Francisco City Hall in 2004, were plaintiffs in the lawsuit that established the freedom to marry in California before Proposition 8, and have been local and national leaders in the marriage equality movement for the last eleven years.  They have also been leaders of API Equality, a coalition targeting outreach and education to the Asian American community.

Stuart and John have appeared extensively in local, national, and international media, spoken at many community and academic forums and events, and devoted countless hours to community organizing, research and strategy, lobbying, and direct person-to-person outreach.

Stuart is a graduate of Yale University.  John is a graduate of Stanford Law School, clerked for the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and is a lawyer.

Professor Jaime S. King is a Professor of Law at University of California, Hastings College of the Law, the Co-Director of the UCSF/ UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, and the Executive Editor of The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Hastings, she served as a Fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School, and the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. Professor King received a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from Emory University School of Law, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Professor King's research examines a range of complex challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. An advocate for health reform, Professor King focuses on the drivers of healthcare costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and efforts to improve transparency in healthcare pricing. Professor King's scholarship also examines questions of individual autonomy and the state police power. Specifically, she focuses on medical decision making and constitutional and regulatory questions regarding reproductive and genetic testing. Professor King is the 2015 recipient of the Hastings Foundation Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

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