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    EVENT: The Future of the Affordable Care Act After the 2016 Elections

    Please join Arent Fox LLP on Friday, September 16th, for an engaging program where Arent Fox counsel Lanhee Chen and senior government relations director Sonja Nesbit will discuss the fate of the Affordable Care Act given the current political environment and the upcoming presidential election. This will be an interactive discussion between our two health policy authorities who will present different ideas and perspectives on the future of this important and oft-debated piece of legislation. 

    About the Panel

    Lanhee Chen

    Lanhee’s practice in health law and policy focuses on Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on states, private enterprises, and all parts of the health care economy. He is currently the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Director of Domestic Policy Studies in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. He is also a CNN Political Commentator. Lanhee has held several notable positions throughout government, the private sector, and academia, and previously served as a senior appointee at the US Department of Health and Human Services during the Bush Administration and the policy director for the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign.

    Sonja Nesbit

    From March 2013 to May 2016, Sonja served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Legislation at the US Department of Health and Human Services, covering a wide range of health policy issues. Prior to her appointment, Sonja served as the Deputy Staff Director for the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources for more than a decade. Sonja uses her legislative and executive branch experience to provide strategic health policy guidance related to legislation and regulations affecting hospitals, drug and device manufacturers, professional medical societies, patient groups, and others in the health industry.


    Registration and networking will begin at 7:30 am with breakfast included. The program will begin promptly at 8:00 am.

    This program is part 1 of 2—stay tuned for additional details on a post-election ACA policy forum in November.