The American Bar Association 12th Annual Washington Health Law Summit
Join your colleagues at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC for the 12th Annual Washington Health Law Summit, December 8-9, 2014. Whether you are in-house counsel, in private practice or a government attorney or just interested in health policy, the 2014 Washington Health Law Summit is the one CLE program you cannot afford to miss. As the future of healthcare takes shape, it is essential that attorneys from all segments of the healthcare bar and other professionals serving healthcare organizations are up-to-date on the latest legislative and policy developments and the implementation of significant healthcare initiatives emanating from HHS, CMS, IRS, DOJ, OIG and other key government agencies.
This outstanding program provides a unique opportunity for federal and state government lawyers, in-house counsel and private practitioners to learn from each other in an intimate conference setting. Year after year, attendees say the Summit is “a thought provoking and interesting two days” and “a really good way to stay up-to-date.”
At this year’s ABA Washington Health Summit, Sheppard Mullin Partner David Douglass will be moderating the following panel with Professors Jonathan Turley of George Washington University and Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia.
Tuesday, December 9 | 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Once More Unto the Breach: The Supreme Court Revisits the Affordable Care Act
As the Affordable Care Act is being implemented, a number of its provisions have been subject to constitutional challenge. In many cases, serious questions have arisen concerning language in the Act which reflected political compromises struck to achieve its passage. The Hobby Lobby decision explored the uncertain border between benefits mandates and religious freedom, and other similar claims will follow. The King and Halbig cases, which appear headed for the Court as soon as this next term, involve a core element of insurance coverage—the availability of subsidies to participants in federally operated exchanges. This panel will discuss the current state of ACA litigation and the issues facing the Court in the near future.