Policy Forum

The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling: What Does It All Mean?

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Date and Time
July 2, 2012 1:30 - 4:45 PM EDT
Hayek Auditorium
Featuring Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center; Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute; David Rivkin, Baker Hostetler LLP; Michael F. Cannon, Cato Institute; Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute; Grace‐​Marie Turner, Galen Institute; moderated by Michael Tanner, Cato Institute and Roger Pilon, Cato Institute.

In a complex decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that the individual mandate component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional under Congress's taxing power. What is left of the idea that the Constitution creates a government of limited powers? What does this case-of-the-century mean for both the Constitution and our health care system and what are next steps for Congress? Please join Cato Institute legal and health policy scholars for an in-depth discussion of these important issues.

1:00 p.m. Registration
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Scope of Constitutional Powers

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Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute
David Rivkin, Baker Hostetler LLP

Moderator: Roger Pilon, Cato Institute

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. The Future of Health Care

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Michael F. Cannon, Cato Institute
Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute
Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute

Moderator: Michael Tanner, Cato Institute

4:45 p.m. Reception