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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Announcing the Symposium "The Role of States in Federal Health Care Reform"

Please join the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 2010-2011 Symposium, "The Role of States in Federal Health Care Reform," on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. The symposium will address the new federal health care reform legislation and its effects at the state level. It will be held at the University of Kansas School of Law in the Stinson Morrison Hecker Lecture Hall, Room 104, Green Hall.

- Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Elizabeth Leonard Weeks, Professor of Law, University of Kansas.

- Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner, "A View from the Insurance Commissioner on the Health Care Reform."   

- Tim Greaney, Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, "Designing Health Insurance Exchanges to Promote Competition."

- Jonathan Adler, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, "Cooperation, Commandeering, or Crowding Out? Federal Intervention and State Choices in Health Care Policy."

- Abigail Moncrieff, Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law, "The Positive Case for Federal Health Care Regulation."

- Mark Hall, Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, "The Role of Risk Adjustment under the Affordable Care Act."

- Dr. Andrew Allison, Executive Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority Board, "State     Choices and Challenges in the Wake of Federal Health Reform Legislation."

-  Dr. Marcia Nielsen, Vice Chancellor for Public Policy and Planning, University of  Kansas Medical Center, "Understanding Federal Health Reform: Setting the Stage for State Implementation." 

Registration & Breakfast: Advance registration is appreciated but not required. Please RSVP online by Friday, Feb. 4 to let us know you will attend the program. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the symposium. CLE Credit:  We are seeking approval to offer seven hours of continuing legal education credit for Kansas and Missouri. There is no charge. Those wishing to receive CLE credit may obtain materials at the door. Questions? Please contact symposium editors Jessie Riley and TJ Trum at

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