Facing the Storm: El Nino, the Polar Vortex and the Prospects for the Winter of 2016/17
Campus Center Ballroom at the University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY
Thursday, November 10, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Gambling's Impact on State Revenues
First Amendment Lounge at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
November 16, 2016
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Public policy events at Rockefeller College and the University at Albany
The Politics of Health Care Reform
Looking Back and Looking Forward
in New York and
April 10, 2012
Speakers examined the policy and political implications of the Affordable Care Act — the two-year-old health reform law — and potential further action by the Supreme Court, Congress and New York State policymakers. Institute Fellow Richard Kirsch, author of the book Fighting For Our Health, launched the forum with a discussion of the politics surrounding the passage of the act two years ago. Attorney Henry M. Greenberg, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP, outlined the implications of possible decisions the U.S. Supreme Court could make as it considers the constitutionality of one of the act's key provisions. James R. Knickman, president of the New York State Health Foundation, talked about the impact of those decisions on New York State.