The 2014 Ben J. Altheimer Oral Symposium

UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Law Review
presents the 2014 Ben J. Altheimer Oral Symposium

Choices and Consequences: Health Policy and the ACA

Friday, February 28, 2014
Friday Courtroom
UALR Bowen School of Law

The ACA is the most significant change to health care law since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. The act’s constitutionality was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in 2012, and, as a result, states are approaching ACA compliance in various ways. Morning panelists will discuss the national trends and implications of the ACA. Afternoon panelists will focus on Arkansas law and policy surrounding the medicaid expansion and “private option” health insurance.

Join us for a discussion of these issues Friday, Feb. 28, in the Friday Courtroom at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. Registration/Check-In will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the presentations will begin at 9:00 a.m. The event will end at 3:30 p.m.

This event will also be simulcasted in room 327 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

The event has been approved for 4 CLE credits. Click here for the Certificate of Attendance form. Please turn in this evaluation form after you leave the program.

Panelists include:

  • UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn
  • Anne Karl, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Professor David Orentlicher, Indiana University School of Law
  • Michael Barnes, DCBA Law & Policy
  • Professor Rob Leflar, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • Dr. Nate Smith, Director of Arkansas Department of Health
  • John Selig, Director, Arkansas Department of Human Services
  • Andrew Allison, Director, Arkansas Division of Medical Services
  • Cindy Crone, Insurance Deputy Commissioner, Arkansas Health Connector
  • Dr. David Nilasena, Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dallas Regional Office

Online registration is the only format available for registration and can be completed here.

A program for the event is located here.

Frequently asked questions are located here.

For more information, please contact the Symposium Editor, Sydney Brown, at