WWS Calendar

Panel Discussion: "Implementing Obamacare"

Feb 27, 2014 04:30PM to 06:00PM


Open to the Public
Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University * Heather Howard, Woodrow Wilson School * James Morone, Brown University * Sara Rosenbaum, JD, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

From the disastrous website rollout to uneven state-by-state Medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act’s implementation has been rocky – as tumultuous as the law’s creation in 2009-2010 and as fractious as its path to the Supreme Court in 2011-2012.  Charges continue to fly.  Will Obamacare cost jobs?  Are too few young healthy people signing up?  Will the numbers – 3.3 million enrollees to date – fall short of the target?  Why have some states like Kentucky succeeded at implementation while others have struggled? 

With a month remaining before the March 31st deadline for signing up for insurance exchanges, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host a public panel discussion titled, “Implementing Obamacare,” at 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, February 27, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.                

Participants will include Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy, and professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School; Heather Howard, director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network and a lecturer in public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School; James Morone, professor of political science and urban studies at Brown University; and Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor, department of health policy, at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.  Keith Wailoo, vice dean of the Woodrow Wilson School and the Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs, will moderate the discussion.