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CVS sponsors forum on Supreme Court ACA hearing
March 21st, 2012
WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Caremark Corp. is sponsoring a Politico roundtable discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court review of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health care reform law.
CVS said the PoliticoPro Health Care Breakfast Briefing at the Newseum, titled "Supreme Court Preview: What to Watch," is being held Thursday. A panel of legal experts will discuss next week's Supreme Court hearing about the constitutionality of ACA, signed into law almost two years ago.
"The next several years will be a time of enormous change and challenge for all of us in the health care system. We are in the midst of implementing health care reform, even as the Supreme Court gets ready to deliberate," Troy Brennan, executive vice president and chief medical officer at CVS Caremark, said in a statement. "We are looking for ways to find innovative solutions to provide access to care that considers cost and quality. The Supreme Court decision will shape these issues. Their determinations will have far-reaching consequences going forward."
The event will feature National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and four legal experts: Walter Dellinger of O'Melvey and Myers LLP, Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein and Russell and publisher of SCOTUSblog; Neal Katyal of Georgetown Law School and Hogan Lovells; and Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond School of Law. Politico's Josh Gerstein and PoliticoPro's Jennifer Haberkorn will moderate.
A live streaming webcast of the event will be available at www.POLITICO.com/livestream starting at 8 a.m. ET. The forum has been organized by PoliticoPro, a news service published by the politics and policy journal Politico.
The Supreme Court hearing begins March 26 and runs to March 28. The court recently agreed to add another 30 minutes to the arguments. The sessions will now span six hours.