As a service to its alumni and friends, the College of Law is happy to provide free CLE credits during the 2013-2014 academic year as it provides a wonderful opportunity to use the facility and reconnect. While we are able to offer the CLE course to Alumni of the College at no cost, all other attendees will be asked to pay a $20 fee at the door, exact change is required.  All attendees are responsible for costs related to parking. For more information on where to park, please see below.

The Health Reform Law: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Speaker: Daniel E. Dawes, Executive Director, Government Relations, Policy and External Affairs Morehouse School of Medicine

DATE: Thursday, April 10, 2014
TIME: 12:00 - 1:00pm
College of Law, room 111
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour



Many vulnerable populations endure severe and pervasive disparities in health status and outcomes and face barriers to obtaining quality health care and public health services. In March 2010, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111-152). Together these two pieces of legislation form the health reform law, which recognizes the impact of disparities in health status, health insurance coverage, treatment, and health services among vulnerable populations in the United States. 

As we approach the fourth anniversary of the landmark health reform law, it is important to understand the process of passing this historic law and the implications of this law moving forward. The presentation will discuss the progress that has been made in advancing health care access for vulnerable populations and provide insight into the advocacy that was involved during health reform negotiations. It will also discuss the applicable provisions of the law that will have the greatest impact on achieving health equity, the legal, political, and budgetary challenges to implementing these provisions, and opportunities that can be leveraged to ensure appropriate implementation of the law in each community.



Parking is available in the parking lot South of the College of Law for $6.00 at the registration table. EXACT CHANGE IS REQUIRED. The permit will need to be hung from the rearview mirror of your vehicle, or you risk getting a ticket.