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Orentlicher to give presentation on Affordable Care Act, analysis of the Supreme Court?s decision on constitutionality of the act

Feb. 28, 2013

David Orentlicher, M.D., JD, will present “Broccoli, Medicaid and Mandates: Implications of the Affordable Care Act” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in IU Health Methodist Hospital, Petticrew Auditorium Methodist. This presentation also will be live-broadcast to the Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium.

David Orentlicher

Dr. David Orentlicher

Dr. Orentlicher is Samuel R. Rosen Professor and co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and adjunct professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine.

He will provide an analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, discuss the implications of the court’s decision for future laws or regulations and consider the impact of its decision on implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Indiana.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Orentlicher previously served as director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the American Medical Association. While there, he helped develop many positions on topics such as end-of-life decisions, organ transplantation, reproductive issues and physicians’ conflicts of interest that have been incorporated into federal and state law and cited by courts and government agencies in their decision-making. 

He has also published Matters of Life and Death with Princeton University Press and co-author of the law school textbook Health Care Law and Ethics. Dr. Orentlicher served in the Indiana House of Representatives between 2002 and 2008. During his three terms, he authored legislation to promote job creation, protect children from abuse and neglect, and make health care coverage more affordable.  

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community.  Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration.  Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

This talk is presented by the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series. Free continuing medical education credits will be offered. Lunch will not be provided.  Participants may bring a lunch and eat during the presentation at Methodist Hospital. Food and drinks are not permitted in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

For more information visit the Charles Warren fairbanks Ethics Center website or contact Amy Chamness at 317-962-1721 or achamnes@iuhealth.org.

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