July 6, 2015 – The Aftermath of King v. Burwell

Event Recap:

Video coverage is available from WisconsinEye of our event on July 6th on the aftermath of King v. Burwell.

King v Burwell


The Aftermath of King v. Burwell

Join us for a timely post-decision discussion on the legal and policy implications of King v. Burwell featuring a distinguished panel of health care policy scholars and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson.

At issue in the case was whether Obamacare tax subsidies are available to individuals who purchased insurance under the federal health care exchange. By a vote of 6-3, the court ruled against a plain-language reading of the law holding instead that the subsidies are such an integral part of the law that Congress meant for the subsidies to apply in every state.

Legal analysis of the case will be given by health care policy experts Thomas Miller of the American Enterprise Institute and UW-Madison Political Science Professor Howard Schweber.  Following the analysis on the court case outcome, Senator Johnson will discuss Congressional reaction to the decision and whether Congress may act to repeal or reform the law.

Monday, July 6, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Available at 11:30 a.m.
Program Begins at 12:00 p.m.

Madison Club
5 East Wilson Street
Madison, WI

$15 Federalist Society Member
$20 Non-Federalist Society Member
(lunch included)
CLE Pending

Please Complete the RSVP Form

U.S. Senator Johnson is a first-term Senator from Oshkosh, Wisconsin who defeated three-term incumbent Senator Russ Feingold in 2010.  Prior to being elected to the Senate, Johnson was CEO of a plastics manufacturing company, PACUR.  Johnson is up for re-election in 2016 and is being challenged by former Senator Russ Feingold.

Howard Schweber is a Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also an affiliate faculty member of the Law School, the Integrated Liberal Studies program, and the Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education.  He is the author of books on the First Amendment, American legal history, constitutional philosophy and democratic theory, most recently “Democracy and Authenticity” (2012, Cambridge University Press).

Thomas Miller is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies health care policy, including health insurance and market-based alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. A former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) in Congress, Miller was previously a trial attorney, journalist, and sports broadcaster. He is the coauthor of the bestseller “Why ObamaCare Is Wrong For America” (HarperCollins, 2011), the first in-depth examination of the impact of the new health care law.

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