|Description||Sponsored by Gamma Iota Sigma ---- Jay A. Thompson is partner with Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, LLP in Austin, TX. He has considerable regulatory and legislative experience
pertaining to public policy issues involving property/casualty and life,
accident and health insurance.
During his presentation (available online at
http://finance.baylor.edu/healthcarereform.pdf), Mr. Thompson will provide a brief history of health insurance reform at the federal level, summarize key provisions in President Barack Obama's health-care reform law known as the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and summarize the key issues that the US Supreme Court will decide in 2012; specifically, 1) whether Congress can force Americans to purchase health care (also known as the "individual mandate", 2) whether all or part of the rest of the law is constitutional if that individual mandate provision is not, 3) whether the penalty for not buying health care amounts to a tax, and 4) whether the law's expansion of Medicaid is a federal infringement on the states'
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