Whither Obamacare? - The PPACA and the Republican Drive to Nationalize Medical Malpractice Law

In March, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Many believe that a repeal of the act would be signal a return to a more restrained and limited reading of the commerce clause, but Republican support for H.R. 5, "Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare  (HEALTH) Act of 2011," suggests the opposite.  HEALTH would set national caps on medical malpractice claims in an area of traditional state law.  Proponents cite the commerce clause as the authority for such federal legislation while detractors note that such a broad reading of the commerce clause would support the constitutionality of the PPACA.

Professor John Baker, a Distinguished Scholar at Catholic University Law School and a Professor Emeritus at LSU Law School, has described H.R. 5 as "a bill that would wipe out all state medical malpractice laws and complete the nationalization of healthcare".  Please join us on June 8 when Professor Baker discusses the constitutionality of both acts and the future of national health care policy.

When: Friday, June 8, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 pm (lunch)
Where:    First Floor Conference Center, 2040 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 760-0404
Parking:    Please park in the parking structure near the 2040 building and bring your ticket to lunch for validation.  Click here for directions.
Cost: $35 for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit. (The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE)
RSVP and Pay: To RSVP and pay by credit card, click the Buy Now button on the right. To pay by cash or check at the door, please send the RSVP to Joseph W. Haney III at jhaney@haney-law.com and indicate the RSVP is for the June 8 Baker lunch.  Make checks payable to “The Federalist Society”.

1 comment:

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