The Politics of Healthcare - The Affordable Care Act and The 2016 Presidential Elections



The Orange County Chapter of Columbia SoCal, with the support of the Columbia Business School Club of Orange County, proudly presents “The Politics of Healthcare” discussion as the first in a series of events focused on the most relevant and timely topics in the healthcare industry.  The Orange County Healthcare Series is an ongoing collaboration between The Orange County Chapter of Columbia SoCal and The MIT Club of Southern California.

Please join us for a fascinating look at the highly charged political landscape in which The Obama Administration had to maneuver in order to enact one of the most controversial healthcare reforms into existence. Dr. Michael Sparer, of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, will discuss the evolution of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, the current state of the ACA, and the potential effects of the 2016 Presidential Election on the ACA’s future.

msparer.jpgMichael S. Sparer, PhD, JD, studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-income populations, and the ways in which inter-governmental relations influences policy, both in the U.S. and abroad. He serves as the Chair of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and is a two-time winner of the Mailman School's Teacher of the Year Award, as well as the recipient of a 2010 Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Presentation, Luncheon and Networking to follow.

$30 per person registration is required. Registration with lunch option will close October 21, 2015!  

(Do to catering deadlines, late registration will be available for $6 until day of the event, but NO BOXED LUNCH will be offered for late registrants. Drinks and dessert only.)

Please indicate your choice of luncheon option when registering. Gourmet boxed lunch, beverages, and dessert included.

Tickets are limited. Walk-up registration is not available.

Parking: Please park only in the covered parking deck for building 2040 Main Street. 

Kindly Sponsored by Knobbe Martens Law Firm on behalf of the Columbia Socal Orange County and the MIT Club of Southern California.


October 24, 2015 at 11:00am - 2pm

The Knobbe Martens Law Firm

2040 Main St
14th Floor Conference Room
Irvine, CA 92614
United States

Eileen Hoshino

Roger Philips Silvina Penovi Elliot Quint

Will you come?

$6.00 The Politics of Healthcare - October 24, 2015. NO LUNCH Presentation, drinks and dessert only, NO BOXED LUNCH SERVED