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[October 2, 2014]

The Future of the Affordable Care Act to Be Explored at SUNY Downstate October 6

The John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at SUNY Downstate Medical Center will present a free lecture on the future of the Affordable Care Act, Monday, October 6, beginning at 4:00 pm, in Lecture Hall 1A, in the Health Science Education Building, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11203.

The lecture will be presented by guest speaker David Orentlicher, MD, JD, and is titled, "The Future of the Affordable Care Act: Protecting Economic Health More Than Physical Health?"

In a similarly titled commentary published recently in the Houston Law Review, Dr. Orentlicher cited data questioning the link between having health insurance and having positive health outcomes.

Dr. Orentlicher, a frequent commentator on health law for The New York Times, CNN, and other media, is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor and co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008, and has also served as director of the Division of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association.

For more information, call 718-270-3780.  



SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator.  

SUNY Downstate ranks twelfth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.