Loading…
SABEW2019 has ended
Journalism in a Time of Disruption 
SABEW’s 56th annual Spring conference will explore the many challenges – and opportunities – our industry faces today. Through skills session, keynotes and networking, we’ll help reporters and news managers do their jobs better and make sense of what’s happening in our industry. We look forward to seeing you at ASU’s casual campus setting in sunny Phoenix where you’ll get a chance to connect with colleagues old and new and ensure that business journalism continues to thrive.

Register for SABEW19. Follow @SABEW on Twitter, #SABEW2019

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Renee McGivern or call 651-210-0911.
Back To Schedule
Friday, May 17 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
ACA: Will It Live or Will It Die?

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal trial court judge in Texas ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. The case, brought by 20 Republican state attorneys general — including Arizona’s — makes the argument that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional after Congress got rid of the penalty associated with it in the 2017 tax bill. They argued that the rest of the ACA cannot be severed from the mandate and should therefore be invalidated — a position backed by the Trump administration. Seventeen Democratic state AGs are defending the ACA in an appeal many say will end up before the Supreme Court.

What hangs in the balance is health care for close to 20 million Americans. Stephanie Innes, health care reporter at The Arizona Republic, discusses the ramifications of this and other actions vis-à-vis the ACA with health care experts Swapna Reddy, clinical assistant professor at Arizona State University’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, College of Health Solutions, and Colin Baillio, director of policy and communications at Health Action New Mexico.

This session is sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.

Room 256 - The azcentral.com classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
avatar for Stephanie Innes

Stephanie Innes

Health care reporter, Arizona Republic and AZCentral.com
Stephanie Innes covers health with a focus on patient safety, hospital quality, consumer experiences and health policy. She previously reported on health for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson and is a native of Toronto, Canada. When she's not reporting, Stephanie is usually reading... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Swapna Reddy

Swapna Reddy

Clinical assistant professor, Arizona State University
Swapna Reddy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University's School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, College of Health Solutions. She is also currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas School of Public Health. At Arizona State University, Ms... Read More →
avatar for Colin Baillio

Colin Baillio

Director of policy and communication, Health Action New Mexico
Colin Baillio is the Director of Policy and Communications at Health Action New Mexico. He focuses on advocacy and research on Medicaid, the health insurance marketplace, prescription drug prices, dental care, and a number of other policy areas. In 2013 he served as a Fred Harris... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm MST