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IU experts available to comment on Supreme Court hearing challenge to Affordable Care Act

November 10, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments this week as it takes up a case that challenges the Affordable Care Act. The health care law, a signature achievement of the Obama administration, has remained in place for eight years, surviving previous cases that have come before the nation's highest court. But the ACA is at a higher risk of being struck down this time after the confirmation of conservative Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. While Republicans are eager to overturn the law, supporters worry that a repeal could leave millions without health insurance and that protections for people with pre-existing conditions could be lost. Experts from Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI are available to comment on the likelihood of an ACA repeal and what is at stake if the law is overturned. For more information, contact Mary Keck at 812-856-2148 or marykeck@iu.edu, or Marah Yankey at mqharbis@iu.edu or 812-856-1442.

Jody L. Madeira

Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, interdisciplinary perspectives.

IU Bloomington

Email: jmadeira@indiana.edu

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Professor Jody Madeira joined the IU Maurer School of Law faculty in 2007. Her scholarly interests involve empirical research; the role of emotion in law; the sociology of law; law, medicine and bioethics; and the Second Amendment. She is principal investigator on a grant to design and implement S.U.N., a multimedia web portal integrating educational videos and a mobile health tracking application for college students that addresses alcohol, marijuana, opioid and stimulant use disorders. (more)

Daniel Sacks

Industrial organization, health economics, public economics.

IU Bloomington

Email: dansacks@indiana.edu

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Daniel Sacks is an assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the IU Kelley School of Business, where he studies the intended and unintended consequences of social insurance programs, with a focus on Social Security and health insurance. He recently researched the effect of the ACA’s individual mandate on insurance coverage as well as Health Insurance Marketplaces. He joined the Kelley School's faculty after completing his doctorate at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. (more)

Steve Sanders

Constitutional law, U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex marriage, LGBT legal and political issues, equal protection, 14th Amendment, family law.

IU Bloomington

Email: stevesan@indiana.edu

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Steve Sanders teaches constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, family law and constitutional litigation (the law of Section 1983 actions for constitutional torts) at the IU Maurer School of Law; his scholarship focuses on questions arising out of the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection and due process, with a special focus on issues affecting LGBT people and same-sex couples. Sanders' writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post and SCOTUSBlog, among other print and online outlets. He has appeared on MSNBC and public radio's To the Point, is a regular legal analyst for Bloomberg Radio, and is frequently quoted by print and online news media about matters of constitutional law, LGBTQ rights and the Supreme Court. (more)

Kosali Simon

Health economics and policy, the impact of state and federal regulations attempting to ease the availability of private and public health insurance for vulnerable populations, health and labor market outcomes, Affordable Care Act.

IU Bloomington

Email: simonkos@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Kosali Simon is a Herman B Wells Endowed Professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and associate vice provost for health sciences. She is a nationally known health economist who specializes in applying economic analysis in the context of health insurance and health care policy. Her research focuses on the impact of health insurance reform on health care and labor market outcomes, and on the causes and consequences of the opioid crisis. (more)

Nicolas Terry

Health law, health policy, health information technology, health privacy and security, health quality and safety, medical malpractice, torts, social media, drug and device regulation, opioids.

IUPUI

Email: npterry@iupui.edu

Expert Bio

Nicolas Terry is the Hall Render Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and executive director of the Hall Center for Law and Health. Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, his research interests lie at the intersection of medicine, law and information technology. He has published over 75 books, chapters and articles. Terry is a permanent blogger at Harvard Law School's Bill of Health. His "The Week in Health Law" podcast is at TWIHL.com, and he is @nicolasterry on Twitter. (more)

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